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is honored on Panel 19E, Line 98 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of CAPT Jay A. Mitchell

    Posted on 11/9/17 - by
    On May 12, 1967, a U.S. Marine Corps CH-46A (#152550) from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (HMM 262), Marine Aircraft Group 36 (MAG-36), crashed into the South China Sea after suffering a structural failure. There were no survivors. The lost crew included pilot CAPT Jay A. Mitchell, co-pilot 1LT William H. Gottschalk, and crewmen CPL James M. Akstin and CPL William F. Clover Jr. The aircraft was one of two helicopters shuttling 4,400 pounds of cargo between Ky Ha and Marble Mountain Air Facility. At approximately 1430H [2:30 PM], the number two aircraft crashed in the sea. The aft pylon was observed to leave the aircraft before it entered the water. All CH-46's were grounded in the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW) pending investigation of cracks in the aft transmission mount area. All aircraft were subsequently returned to Okinawa for tail reinforcement and returned to duty. [Taken from]
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 5/12/14 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
    Semper Fi Captain.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/25/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Captain Jay Anderson Mitchell, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • To My Uncle Jay

    Posted on 1/23/13 - by Charles Wesley Bennet Mitchell Bailey

    I have been recently looking for more information about you. I am the son of your niece Connie. I grew up hearing stories about you. Your service has been honored by continued service of your niece Sgt. Elizabeth Jay Mitchell and her daughter Cpl Erica Kirsop.

  • If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Jay Anderson MITCHELL, USMC...who died for our country!!!!!

    Posted on 7/15/12 - by

    If I should die,and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembli9 g hand to do somethinbg to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.

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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