No Sacrifice Forgotten
Mindoro Island - Hill 434
October 21, 1977
CH-53D Helicopter Crash
Honor and Remembrance
to those who perished
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
13 rescued survivors
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Disasters • War, 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 (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.)
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