SEAGRAVES, MELVIN DOUGLAS

Name: Melvin Douglas Seagraves
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/E3
Unit:
Date of Birth: 09 April 1951
Home City of Record: LUBBOCK TX
Date of Loss: 30 April 1972
Country of Loss: North Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 0 0
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: LPH
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 2017

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File. 2020

REMARKS:

CACCF/SEA CASUALTY/DROWNED-SUFFOCATED

No further information available at this time.

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Library of Congress files:

CASUALTY MESSAGE REPORT - RETAIN DOCUMENTS CONCERNING THIS CASUALTY
Name: SEAGRAVES, MELVIN D.

Subjects: Missing

Reel: 243

Page: 16

Type of Document: Message

Date of Report: 72 05 06

Date of Information: 72 04 30

Document Number: 061626ZMAY72

Originator: CHNAVPERS

Category: Casualty files
 


LOSS COORDINATES, U.S. NAVY PERSONNEL HELD IN (BNR) REMAINS STATUS.
Name: SEAGRAVES, MELVIN D.

Subjects: OVER WATER; Killed

Comments: THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS MANY NAMES WITH LOSS GRID COORDINATES
ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOSS OF EACH CASUALTY.

Reel: 243

Page: 41-42

Type of Document: Memorandum

Date of Report: 77 08 26

Date of Information: 00 00 00

Originator: USN

Category: Casualty files
 


REVIEW BOARD FINDINGS WITH A DETERMINATION OF DEATH CERTIFICATE - OFFICIAL
CHANGE OF STATUS FOR THIS CASUALTY - DEAD - LOST AT SEA.
Name: SEAGRAVES, MELVIN D.

Subjects: OVER WATER; GULF OF TONKIN; Killed

Reel: 243

Page: 25-26

Type of Document: Memorandum

Date of Report: 72 06 08

Date of Information: 72 04 30

Originator: USN

Category: Casualty files

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02/2020

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Seaman Melvin Douglas Seagraves, who joined the U.S. Navy from Texas, was a crew member aboard the USS Tripoli (LPH 10). On April 30, 1972, as the Tripoli was in the Gulf of Tonkin, he failed to report for his scheduled watch. He was reportedly last seen in the early afternoon that day. A search of the ship was conducted but found no sign of SN Seagraves. An aircraft search of the area the Tripoli had covered since SN Seagraves was last seen was also unsuccessful, and he remains unaccounted for. Today, Seaman Seagraves is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Based on all information available, DPAA assessed the individual's case to be in the analytical category of Non-recoverable.

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