EDWARD J DARCY
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HONORED ON PANEL 32E, LINE 92 OF THE WALL

EDWARD JOSEPH DARCY

WALL NAME

EDWARD J DARCY

PANEL / LINE

32E/92

DATE OF BIRTH

06/19/1938

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/29/1967

HOME OF RECORD

PORTLAND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cumberland County

STATE

ME

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CMS

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LEFT FOR EDWARD JOSEPH DARCY
POSTED ON 6.19.2022
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank You For Your Valiant Service.

May those who served never be forgotten. Rest in peace CMS. Darcy, I salute your brave soul. My heart goes out to you and your family.
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POSTED ON 4.28.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. I am heartened you returned home after so many years though I wish it had been under very different circumstances. May you ret sin eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 3.30.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear CMS Edward Darcy,
Thank you for your service as a Multi-Purpose Propeller Aircraft Air crewman. I read you were identified in 2000. Welcome Home. Today is Good Friday, and Passover begins tonight. Easter is coming up. Happy Easter. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.10.2017
POSTED BY: Kathy Henderson

Never forgotten

I have been wearing his bracelet for almost 30 years now. He has been a part of my life since then. He is my personal solder and I salute him each and every day.
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POSTED ON 7.1.2015

Final Mission of SSGT Edward J. Darcy

On December 29, 1967, a C-130E aircraft departed Nha Trang Airbase shortly after midnight on an operational mission over North Vietnam. The eleven man crew aboard the aircraft included MAJ Charles P. Claxton, CAPT Edwin N. Osborne Jr., and CAPT Gerald G. Van Buren (all listed as pilots), and crewmen SSGT Edward J. Darcy, SSGT Gean P. Clapper, SSGT Wayne A. Eckley, LTC Donald E. Fisher, TSGT Jack McCrary, CAPT Frank C. Parker III, CAPT Gordon J. Wenaas, and SGT James R. Williams. At 4:30 a.m., the pilot made radio contact with Nha Trang and said the mission was progressing as scheduled. No further contact was made. The aircraft's last known position was in extreme northwest North Vietnam, in mountainous Lai Chau Province. The eleven Americans aboard the aircraft were declared Missing in Action. When the war ended, and 591 Americans were released from Vietnamese prison camps, the crew of the C-130 was not among them. In October and November 1992, a joint U.S. - Socialist Republic of Vietnam team interviewed five witnesses who had knowledge of the crash site. Two of the witnesses had visited the area of the crash in 1967 or 1968 and provided information about the site. Some of the witnesses turned over identification cards or tags that contained the names of some of the crew members. The team visited the site and recovered some human remains. In February 1993, the government of Vietnam turned over additional remains and a photocopy of more identification media. In October and November a joint team led by Joint Task Force-Full Accounting excavated the suspected crash site where they recovered aircraft wreckage, personal effects and human remains. In 1994 and 1995, Vietnamese citizens and government officials turned over additional remains. Department of Defense analysts concluded from the distribution of the aircraft wreckage that the C-130 hit a mountainside and the crew was unaware of the impending crash. Nine parachutes were accounted for among the artifacts recovered, and there are no unresolved live sighting reports associated with this incident. Analysis of the remains and other evidence by the U.S. Army Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii established the identification of the eleven servicemen. (Note: a much more detailed account of this incident is available on pownetwork.org) [Taken from pownetwork.org]
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