JACK I DEMPSEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 8E, LINE 56 OF THE WALL

JACK ISHUM DEMPSEY

WALL NAME

JACK I DEMPSEY

PANEL / LINE

8E/56

DATE OF BIRTH

08/26/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

OFFSHORE, MIL RG II

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/17/1966

HOME OF RECORD

HELENA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lewis And Clark County

STATE

MT

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

YN2

Book a time
Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JACK ISHUM DEMPSEY
POSTED ON 2.12.2003
POSTED BY: Candace Lokey

Not Forgotten

I have not forgotten you. I chair the Adoption Committee for The National League of Families of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in Southeast Asia. We will always remember the 1,889 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia and the thousands of others that lost their lives. We will not stop our efforts until all of you are home where you belong.

We need to reach the next generation so that they will carry on when our generation is no longer able. To do so, we are attempting to locate photographs of all the missing. If you are reading this remembrance and have a photo and/or memory of this missing American that you would like to share for our project, please contact me at:

Candace Lokey
PO Box 206
Freeport, PA 16229
[email protected]

If you are not familiar with our organization, please visit our web site at :

www.pow-miafamilies.org
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POSTED ON 9.12.2002
POSTED BY: McColt

leave no one behind

Fellow Montanan. You are not forgotten.

Godspeed! Rest in Peace.

DEMPSEY, JACK ISHUM

Name: Jack Ishum Dempsey
Rank/Branch: E5/US Navy
Unit: Air Transport Squadron 7
Date of Birth: 26 August 1944
Home City of Record: Helena MT
Date of Loss: 17 June 1966
Country of Loss: South Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 125336N 1093123E (CQ398257)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 4
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: C130E
Refno: 0363

Other Personnel in Incident: Ralph B. Cobbs; Curtis D. Collette; Stanley J.
Freng; Edward L. Romig; M.J. Savoy; Donald E. Siegwarth; Robert A. Cairns;
Gene K. Hess; Connie M. Gravitte; Oley N. Adams; Larry E. Washburn (all
missing)

Source: Compiled by Homecoming II Project with the assistance of Task Force
Omega from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government
agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources,
interviews: 15 March 1990. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK 1998.


REMARKS: EXPLODE AIR & IMPACT SEA - J

SYNOPSIS: On June 17, 1966, a C130E "Hercules" aircraft departed Cam Ranh
Bay, South Vietnam en route to Kadena Air Base, Okinawa on an operational
airlift support mission. Aboard the flight were the crew, consisting of
LtCdr. Ralph B. Cobbs; ADJ2 Curtis D. Collette; YN2 Jack I. Dempsey; ADR2
Stanley J. Freng; Ltjg. Edward L. Romig; AN M.J. Savoy; and Ltjg. Donald E.
Siegwarth. All were assigned to the 7th Air Transport Squadron. Also aboard
the aircraft were U.S. Air Force personnel SSgt. Robert A. Cairns; SSgt.
Gene K. Hess; Capt. Connie M. Gravitte; SSgt. Oley N. Adams; and A1 Larry E.
Washburn, and one other individual.

About 30 minutes into the flight, when the aircraft was 43 miles northeast
of Nha Trang, the crew of a naval gunboat cruising off the South Vietnam
coast observed the C130 explode and crash into the South China Sea. No
hostile fire was observed, and the exact cause of the crash could not be
determined. The vessell arrived at the crash scene only minutes after the
impact and began an immediate search. The accident took place so swiftly
that it must be assumed all aboard perished instantly. Some debris and
wreckage have been recovered including parts of the aircraft and personal
belongings. Only one body was recovered from the crash site. The others are
listed as "Dead/Body Not Recovered."

Cobbs and Siegworth were pilots, and probably the co-pilots of the aircraft,
although this information is not included in public data relating to the
loss. Crew positions of the remaining crew members are not available.

Inexplicably, Cobbs' loss coordinates place him on the coast of South
Vietnam a few miles northeast of Tuy Hoa, while the others aboard are listed
as lost northeast of Na Trang. (This is a difference of about 55 miles.)
Also, the entire crew of the aircraft has been assigned "Knowledge Category
4", while the passengers are in "Knowledge Category 5". Category 5 includes
those individuals whose remains have been determined to be non-recoverable.
Category 4 includes individuals whose loss details, such as location and
time, are unknown and who do not fit into any of the varying degrees of
knowledge other than category 5. No reason for this discrepancy can be
determined.

The Americans aboard the C130E are listed among the missing because their
remains were never found to be returned to their homeland. They are among
nearly 2500 Americans who remain unaccounted for from the Vietnam war.
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POSTED ON 6.11.2002
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THESE UNITED STATES NAVY AND UNITED STATES AIR FORCE SERVICEMEN WHOSE NAMES SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE


STAFF SERGEANT - USAF

OLEY NEAL ADAMS


STAFF SERGEANT - USAF

ROBERT ALEXANDER CAIRNS


LIEUTENANT COMMANDER - USN

RALPH BURTON COBBS


ADJ2 / E5 - USN

CURTIS DAVID COLLETTE


YN2 / E5 - USN

JACK ISHUM DEMPSEY


ADR2 / E5 - USN

STANLEY JON FRENG


CAPTAIN - USAF

CONNIE MACK GRAVITTE


STAFF SERGEANT - USAF

GENE KARL HESS


LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE - USN

EDWARD LEON ROMIG


AN / E3 - USN

M J SAVOY


LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE - USN

DONALD EDWIN SIEGWARTH


LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE - USN

CLEMENT OLIN STEVENSON JR


AIRMAN 2ND CLASS / E3

LARRY EUGENE WASHBURN



all were lost in the crash of a

C130E Lockheed " Hercules "

attached to

AIR TRANSPORT SQUADRON 7

out of

CAM RANH BAY, SOUTH VIETNAM

on 17 June 1966

in the South China Sea



Please refer to the

" REMEMBRANCE "

for

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER

RALPH BURTON COBBS

for an account of what

transpired in this loss





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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