JOHN S DUPLAGA
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HONORED ON PANEL 24E, LINE 21 OF THE WALL

JOHN STANLEY DUPLAGA

WALL NAME

JOHN S DUPLAGA

PANEL / LINE

24E/21

DATE OF BIRTH

01/07/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/29/1967

HOME OF RECORD

WHEELING

COUNTY OF RECORD

Ohio County

STATE

WV

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

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POSTED ON 4.7.2018

1967 USS Forrestal fire

In June 1967, the USS Forrestal departed Norfolk, VA, for duty in waters off Vietnam. In the Gulf of Tonkin on July 29th, the Forrestal had been launching aircraft from her flight deck. For four days, the planes of Attack Carrier Air Wing 17 had flown about 150 missions against targets in North Vietnam from the ship. At about 10:50 AM (local time), during preparation for another strike, a Zuni rocket installed on an F-4 Phantom misfired, impacting an armed A-4 Skyhawk parked on the port side. The rocket's force dislodged and ruptured the Skyhawk's 400-gallon external fuel tank. Fuel from the leaking tank caught fire, creating a conflagration that burned for hours, killing 134, injuring 161, destroying 21 aircraft and costing the Navy US$72 million. The lost crew and carrier air wing personnel included PR2 Marvin J. Adkins, SN Everett A. Allen, ATR3 Gary J. Ardeneaux, ADJ1 Toney A. Barnett, LT Dennis M. Barton, AMH2 Robert L. Bennett, AQF2 Mark R. Bishop, SN James L. Blaskis, AA William V. Brindle, AE3 Bobby J. Brown, AMS1 Jerry D. Byars, AE3 Francis Campeau, AQF3 Jack M. Carlan, AN Daniel G. Cavazos, SN Ray A. Chatelain, AN Richard D. Clendenen, SN William D. Collins, AN Robert B. Cotton, AMH2 James L. Crenshaw, AME2 Mario C. Crugnola Jr., AN Robert J. Davies, AO2 Thomas J. Dawson Jr., AE3 Jerold V. Despard, ADJ3 Edward R. Dorsey, ADJ3 Joseph G. Dugas, ADJ3 Paul A. Dupere, SN John S. Duplaga, SN Kenneth Dyke, AE1 Walter T. Eads, AO2 James A. Earick, ATN2 John T. Edwards, ABHC Gerald W. Farrier, FN Kenneth L. Fasth, AME1 John J. Fiedler, AN Russell L. Fike, ADJ1 Harold Fontenot, AN Johnnie L. Frazier, AN Gerald G. Fredrickson, AMS1 Herbert A. Frye, AN Ramon Garza, LT Robert E. Geller, ADJ3 Richard H. Gibson, AN Lawrence J. Gilbert, AMS3 William T. Gilroy, AMS3 Larry E. Grace, AE3 Russell A. Grazier, ATR3 Charles C. Gregory, SN William C. Hartgen, AN Robert L. Hasz, AN Richard A. Hatcher, AN William K. Hinckley Jr, DS2 Stephen L. Hock, AMH3 Larry D. Holley, AE2 Calvin D. Howison, AA Philip L. Hudson, AO3 Julius B. Hughes, WO Donald N. Hugo, AN Ralph W. Jacobs, ATR3 Donald W. Jedlicka, AN William B. Justin, AN Thomas M. Kane, AN Charles D. Kieser, AN Joseph Kosik, AME3 Edward L. La Barr, SN Wade A. Lannom Jr., AN William Lee, EM2 Robert C. Leonberg, AN John T. Lilla, AQF3 Arnold E. H. Lohse, AN Charles E. Long, AZ2 William E. Lowe, AMH3 Kenneth W. Lozier, AQF3 James S. MacVickar Jr., AN Ralph E. Manning, AMH2 Earle E. Mc Auliffe, AN Brian D. Mc Conahay, ADJ1 George C. Mc Donald, AO2 Frank C. Mc Nelis Jr, AMH3 William V. Mc Quade, AN Alan R. Metz,AN George D. Miller, AN Edward A. Mindyas, PR3 Hubert H. Morgan Jr, AE3 Leroy Moser, AN James E. Neumeyer, AE3 Gary E. Newby, AA James E. Newkirk, FN Ronald R. Ogrinc, AN Thomas D. Ott II, AN Wayne H. Ott, AMHC Richard L. Owens, AMH3 Richard T. Pinta, AO2 Raymond N. Plesh, AN John C. Pody III, AMH2 Ernest E. Polston, AN Douglas A. Post, AE3 Robert M. Priviech, ATN3 John M. Pruner, ABH3 Robert A. Rhuda, AN Charles R. Rich, AMS3 Jerry P. Rodgers, AME2 Dale R. Ross, AN James M. Runnels, AN Harvey D. Scofield, AO2 Joseph C. Shartzer, AMH3 William J. Shields, ABH3 Richard M. Sietz, AN David W. Smith, SN Richard T. Smith, AMS2 John F. Snow, AQ1 John C. Spiess, SN Nelson Everett Spitler, AO3 Johnny W. Spivey, LCDR Gerry L. Stark, AN Walter E. Steele, ADJ2 Wendell W. Stewart, AA Robert Allen Stickler, AN Kenneth D. Strain, ABH2 Robert Hatcher Swain, AN Delton E. Terry, YN3 Norman A. Thomas, AMH1 William F. Thompson, AE3 Richard J. Vallone, AN Robert J. Velasquez, AN Juan A. Velez, AN George E. Wall, AN Harold D. Watkins, AA Gregory L. Webb, AME3 Gerald A. Wehde, AQF3 Judson A. Wells Jr, ADJ3 Richard L. Wescott, AA Edward J. Wessels, LCDR Fred D. White, AN Kerry D. Wisdom, and AN Robert L. Zwerlein. [Taken from various web sources]
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POSTED ON 7.28.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SN John Stanley Duplaga, 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
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POSTED ON 9.29.2009

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POSTED ON 1.20.2008
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

John is buried at Mt Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, WV.
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POSTED ON 1.18.2006
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

THE LOST HEROES OF THE USS FORRESTAL (CVA-59)


THE LOST HEROES OF THE

USS FORRESTAL (CVA-59)


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PR2 Marvin Jarrell Adkins, VF-11

SN Everett Albert Allen, CVA-59

ATR3 Gary James Ardeneaux, VF-11

ADJ1 Toney Anthony Barnett, VF-74

LT Dennis Michael Barton, VA-46

AMH2 Robert Lewis Bennett, VF-11

AQF2 Mark Ronald Bishop, VF-11

SN James Lawrence Blaskis, CVA-59

AA William Victor Brindle, VF-74

AE3 Bobby Joe Brown, VF-11

AMS1 Jerry Dan Byars, VF-11

AE3 Francis Campeau, VF-11

AQF3 Jack Morris Carlan, VF-74

AN Daniel Gutierrez Cavazos, VF-74

SN Ray Augustine Chatelain, CVA-59 *

AN Richard Dean Clendenen, VF-11

SN William Daniel Collins, VF-11

AN Robert Bryan Cotten, VF-11

AMH2 James Lee Crenshaw, VF-74

AME2 Mario Charles Crugnola Jr, VF-74

AN Robert John Davies, VF-74

AO2 Thomas Joe Dawson Jr, VA-65

AE3 Jerold Virgil Despard, VF-11

ADJ3 Edward Robert Dorsey, HC-2

ADJ3 Joseph Gerald Dugas, VF-11

ADJ3 Paul Andrew Dupere, VF-74

SN John Stanley Duplaga, VF-11

SN Kenneth Dyke, CVA-59

AE1 Walter Tasman Eads, VF-74

AO2 James Allen Earick, VA-106

ATN2 John Thomas Edwards, VF-11

ABHC Gerald Wyatte Farrier, CVA-59

FN Kenneth Lee Fasth, CVA-59

AME1 John Junior Fiedler, VF-74

AN Russell Larry Fike, VF-74

ADJ1 Harold Fontenot, VA-106

AN Johnnie Lee Frazier, HC-2

AN Gerald George Fredrickson, CVA-59

AMS1 Herbert Alanson Frye, VF-74

AN Ramon Garza, VF-74

LT Robert Earl Geller, VA-65

ADJ3 Richard Hopkins Gibson, CVA-59

AN Lawrence Joseph Gilbert, VF-74

AMS3 William Thomas Gilroy, VF-11

AMS3 Larry Edward Grace, VF-74

AE3 Russell Allen Grazier, VF-74

ATR3 Charles Clark Gregory, VF-74

SN William Clayton Hartgen, CVA-59

AN Robert Lee Hasz, CVZ-59

AN Richard Anthony Hatcher, VA-46

AN William K. Hinckley Jr, VF-11

DS2 Stephen Louis Hock, CVA-59

AMH3 Larry Douglas Holley, VF-11

AE2 Calvin Daniel Howison, VF-11

AA Philip Lonnie Hudson, CVA-59 *

AO3 Julius Bradley Hughes, VF-11

WO Donald Neale Hugo, CVA-59

AN Ralph Wayne Jacobs, VF-74

ATR3 Donald William Jedlicka, VF-11

AN William Barry Justin, CVA-59

AN Thomas Michael Kane, VF-74

AN Charles David Kieser, VF-74

AN Joseph Kosik, VF-11

AME3 Edward Lynn La Barr, VF-11

SN Wade Andrew Lannom Jr, VF-11

AN William Lee, CVA-59

EM2 Robert Charles Leonberg, CVA-59

AN John Thomas Lilla, VF-11

AQF3 Arnold Edwin Henry Lohse, VF-11

AN Charles Edward Long, VF-11

AZ2 William Earl Lowe, VF-11

AMH3 Kenneth Wayne Lozier, VF-11

AQF3 James S. Mac Vickar Jr, VF-74

AN Ralph Edward Manning, CVA-59

AMH2 Earle Eugene Mc Auliffe, VF-74

AN Brian Duaine Mc Conahay, VF-74

ADJ1 George Columbus Mc Donald, VF-74

AO2 Frank Charles Mc Nelis Jr, VF-11

AMH3 William Victor Mc Quade, VF-11

AN Alan Russell Metz, VA-106

AN George Daniel Miller, VF-74

AN Edward Andrew Mindyas, VF-74

PR3 Hubert Harrol Morgan Jr, VF-11

AE3 Leroy Moser, VF-11

AN James Edward Neumeyer, VF-74

AE3 Gary Eugene Newby, VF-11

AA James Edward Newkirk, VF-11

FN Ronald Roy Ogrinc, CVA-59

AN Thomas Devecmon Ott II, VA-46

AN Wayne Harry Ott, VF-74

AMHC Richard Lee Owens, VA-46

AMH3 Richard Thomas Pinta, VF-11

AO2 Raymond Nicholas Plesh, VA-106

AN John Christopher Pody III, VA-46

AMH2 Ernest Elijah Polston, VF-11

AN Douglas Arthur Post, VF-74

AE3 Robert Michael Priviech, VF-11

ATN3 John Mark Pruner, VF-11

ABH3 Robert Arthur Rhuda, VF-74

AN Charles Ray Rich, VA-106

AMS3 Jerry Paul Rodgers, VF-11

AME2 Dale Ray Ross, VF-11

AN James Mikel Runnels, VF-11

AN Harvey Drew Scofield, VF-11

AO2 Joseph Clarence Shartzer, VA-65

AMH3 William John Shields, VF-11

ABH3 Richard Martin Sietz, CVA-59

AN David Wayne Smith, VF-11

SN Richard Terry Smith, VF-74

AMS2 John Francis Snow, VF-74

AQ1 John Charles Spiess, VF-74

SN Nelson Everett Spitler, CVA-59

AO3 Johnny Wayne Spivey, VF-74

LCDR Gerry Lyle Stark, VA-46

AN Walter Edwin Steele, CVA-59

ADJ2 Wendell Warren Stewart, VA-106 *

AA Robert Allen Stickler, VF-74

AN Kenneth Dale Strain, CVA-59

ABH2 Robert Hatcher Swain, CVA-59

AN Delton Eugene Terry, VF-11

YN3 Norman Arnold Thomas, CVA-59

AMH1 William Frank Thompson, VF-74

AE3 Richard Joseph Vallone, VF-11

AN Robert Jerome Velasquez, CVA-59

AN Juan Antonio Velez, VA-106

AN George Elton Wall, VA-106

AN Harold David Watkins, VA-46

AA Gregory Lynn Webb, VF-74

AME3 Gerald Albert Wehde, VA-65

AQF3 Judson Arthur Wells Jr, VF-11

ADJ3 Richard Lee Wescott, VF-11

AA Edward John Wessels, VF-74

LCDR Fred Donald White, VA-46

AN Kerry Dean Wisdom, VF-74

AN Robert Louis Zwerlein, VA-46 *


* - died later as result of injuries (4)


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