The Wall of Faces

Advanced search +

RICHARD HOWARD ROYER

  • Wall Name:RICHARD H ROYER
  • Date of Birth:4/3/1941
  • Date of Casualty:5/25/1966
  • Home of Record:WYOMISSING
  • County of Record:BERKS COUNTY
  • State:PA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:1LT
  • Panel/Line: 7E, 109
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

BOBBY JOE BAREFIELD

  • Wall Name:BOBBY J BAREFIELD
  • Date of Birth:3/5/1948
  • Date of Casualty:5/26/1966
  • Home of Record:MESA
  • County of Record:MARICOPA COUNTY
  • State:AZ
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line: 7E, 109
  • Casualty Province:PR & MR UNKNOWN

JOSEPH WILLIAM AUBIN


is honored on Panel 9E, Line 12 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

  • Wall Name:JOSEPH WILLIAM AUBIN
  • Date of Birth: 12/14/1929
  • Date of Casualty: 5/26/1966
  • Home of Record: BRIDGEPORT
  • County of Record:
  • State: CT
  • Branch of Service: NAVY
  • Rank: ATC
  • Panel/Line:9E, 12
  • Casualty Province:
  • Associated Items left at The Wall: N/A
Leave a Remembrance

REMEMBRANCES

  • Final Mission of ATC Joseph W. Aubin

    Posted on 12/18/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    After dark on May 26, 1966, a USN Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior (#142257) from VQ-2 (Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Two) launched from NAS Cubi Point, in the Philippines on an emergency mission to cover unusual activity going on in Vietnam. During climb-out, the EA-3B encountered a typhoon and severe turbulence. Suddenly, a rare, double flame-out of both engines occurred at approximately 15,000-18,000 feet causing the aircraft to lose all of its instruments. When the aircraft started dropping like a rock, the pilot activated the ram air turbine (RAT) to get power to the instruments, and initiated emergency engine re-start procedures. When the re-start procedures failed to work, the pilot hit the bail out bell and blew the lower door, ordering the crew to bail out the back end. Three enlisted men and one officer bailed out. The plane continued to descend to approximately 8,000 feet, bouncing all over the sky, when the pilot was able to re-light the engines. He grabbed the remaining crewman who was starting to jump down the lower hatch by his harness just in time to keep him from going out. Both engines started back up and the pilot returned to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. The two remaining crewmen later remarked that it was very eerie heading back to Cubi with the back seats empty, seeing the parachute lanyards, and the lower hatch door locked open with the sound of the roaring wind. The four crewman who bailed out did not survive. They were LT Walter A. Linzy, ATC Joseph W. Aubin, ATR3 Richard C. Hunt, and ATR3 Richard D. Stocker. When LT Linzy 's Mae West (life preserver jacket) was found, he had written a note on his vest, "We are in the water and OK." When a destroyer found ATR3 Stocker five days later, he had been dead for approximately 8 hours. The other three crewmen were never recovered. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and info provided by Mark Swisher and Dick Dunston (edited for clarity) on a3skywarrior.com]
    MORE
  • Remembered

    Posted on 10/10/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR CHIEF PETTY OFFICER,
    THANKS FOR BEING AN ATC: CHIEF AVIATION ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN. I HOPE YOU ARE FOUND. PLEASE COME HOME. WE ARE CELEBRATING COLUMBUS DAY, AND THE DISCOVERY THAT LED TO US BEING IN AMERICA. THANK YOU FOR PROTECTING AMERICA.
    MORE
  • It took way to long to call him "HERO", but he is ,and will be remembered.....

    Posted on 5/26/16





    USN ATC
    On 05/26/1966 after dark an EA-3B Skywarrior (BUNO 142257) belonging to VQ-1 launched from NAS Cubi Point in the Philippines on an Emergency mission to cover unusual activity going on in Vietnam. VQ-2 had crews on temporary duty operating jointly with VQ-1. At the time VQ-2's EA-3B Buno 146453 electronic back end was out of service and VQ-2 was tasked with the mission. Some of VQ-2's ECM Operators were out in town on liberty and could not be located the officers then grabbed 2 ECM Operators who were available, one was ATR3 Rich Stocker who was new to the detachment and one was ATR3 Rich Hunt, a seasoned operator. The aircraft was manned-up and launched. During climb-out the EA-3B encountered a typhoon and severe turbulence then suddenly had a rare, double flame-out of both engines at approximately 15,000-18,000 feet. The aircraft lost all of its instruments. When the aircraft started dropping like a rock, the pilot activated the Ram Air Turbine to get power to the instruments, and initiated emergency engine re-start procedures but that did not work. At this point the pilot hit the bail out bell and blew the lower door, ordering the crew to bail out. The back end crew, 3 enlisted and 1 officer, bailed out. The Plane Captain froze in the campanionway and refused to bail out, the navigator could not get past him to bail out, and the pilot was still fighting the controls and trying to recover power. By this time the plane had descended to approximately 8,000 feet, bouncing all over the sky. Suddenly the pilot was able to re-light the engines. The pilot pulled the navigator and plane captain back to their seats. Both engines started back up and the pilot returned the aircraft to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. The crew remarked that it was very erie, heading back to Cubi with the back seats empty, seeing the parachute lanyards and the lower hatch door locked open and roaring in the wind. Every crewman that bailed out died, Lt Linzy's Mae West was found, he had written a note on his vest, 'We are in the water and OK'. A destroyer found ATR3 Rich Stocker on 05/31/1966, five days after the bail out. He had been dead for approximately 8 hours. The other crewman were never recovered. ATR3 Richard Hunt was schedule to rotate back to VQ-2 in Rota, Spain within a week or two of this accident. These men lost their lives in service to our country: ATC Joseph W. Aubin ATR3 Richard C. Hunt LT Walter A. Linzy ATR3 Richard D. Stocker At that time the Navy and the Department of Defense classified this mission as an 'operational' flight, not as a 'combat' mission, as it so clearly was. Now, after all these years and the determined efforts of Stephanie Loper (Richard Hunt's niece), the DoD has corrected this oversight. Their names were officially added to the Wall on Memorial Day, 2012

    MORE
  • You're not forgotten

    Posted on 7/5/15 - by Frank Foran fmforan@comcast.net
    Joseph,
    Although I did not know you, you were still my brother. May the Good Lord take you into Heaven where so many of our friends are. Thank you Brave Seaman for your sacrifice. You are not forgotten.
    MORE
  • You are not forgotten

    Posted on 7/3/15 - by Cathy Moore
    Mr. Aubin, First, I want to say you are not forgotten and then to thank you for your sacrifice for our freedom. Your death was not in vain. May the Good Lord bless your soul, and may you rest in peace.
    MORE
1 2

The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.