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Triangle in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

No Sacrifice Forgotten

 
 
No Sacrifice Forgotten Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, March 12, 2021
1. No Sacrifice Forgotten Marker
Inscription.  
Exercise Fortress Lightning
Mindoro Island - Hill 434
October 21, 1977
CH-53D Helicopter Crash

Honor and Remembrance
to those who perished


HMH-462 Crew
Capt John L Crapse • Capt George M Gebhardt • Sgt Charles W Anderson • Sgt William E Casey

Elements of 3rd Bn/9th Marines
Sgt David G Smith • Cpl Richard N Bennett • Cpl Lawrence H Ernsberger Jr • Cpl Owen Hallam • LCpl Freddie R Aguirre • LCpl Alvin R Baker • LCpl Steven R Bowman • LCpl Angel R Dicag • LCpl Myron L Fitzpatrick • LCpl Hayden J Layne • LCpl Michael L Quiane • LCpl Andrew Suda Jr • LCpl Jerry L West • PFC James P Bauer • PFC Kenneth M Brinkley • PFC Benjamin I Jones • PFC Mark A Laferre • PFC Kevin K Schwartz • PFC Dale A Wright • HA Steve R Dolan

Solidarity
13 rescued survivors
SSgt John F Workman • Cpl Glynn J Jacobson • LCpl Dennis G Fernald • LCpl Jeffrey L Hancock • LCpl Richard S Ortega • PFC Allan Hathaway • PFC Eual C Holman • PFC Michael Kane • PFC Edward N Lane • PFC Earnest J Morris •
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PFC Roy G Perry • PFC Gregory H Ward • HA William C Baxter II

Gratitude
The extraordinary rescue and recovery teams tirelessly battled a remote mountainside of unforgiving terrain to bring our cherished home

Semper Fidelis
[Always Faithful]

 
Erected 2019.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceDisastersWar, Cold. A significant historical date for this entry is October 21, 1977.
 
Location. 38° 32.486′ N, 77° 20.572′ W. Marker is in Triangle, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) 0.1 miles south of Joplin Road (Virginia Route 619), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Quantico VA 22134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 7 December 1941 (here, next to this marker); 3rd Battalion, 27th Marines (here, next to this marker); 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines (a few steps from this marker); 9th Engineer Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Company H (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Bn 4th Marines Memorial Trail Segment (a few steps from this marker); The Basic School
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(a few steps from this marker); Marine Spouses and Children Memorial (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Triangle.
 
Also see . . .  Exercise Forest Lightening. (Submitted on March 14, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 37 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 14, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Jul. 4, 2022