MARVIN S ARTHINGTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 6W, LINE 85 OF THE WALL

MARVIN S ARTHINGTON

WALL NAME

MARVIN S ARTHINGTON

PANEL / LINE

6W/85

DATE OF BIRTH

10/22/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KHANH HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/27/1970

HOME OF RECORD

BURKBURNETT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Wichita County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

1LT

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POSTED ON 9.7.2021
POSTED BY: Jim Thompson

My Squadron 4 Aggie Classmate

Marvin and I were classmates in the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets from '64 to '68. He was an outstanding cadet and a great friend. He was well respected by everyone and was always exhibited leadership qualities. We both became Air Force pilots and lived our dream. I will always remember him and can only wish that we could have grown old together. See you later Marv.
Jim Thompson '68
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POSTED ON 9.1.2021
POSTED BY: David Lampila

Thinking of Marve 51 years later

Marve and I were in training together from pilot training in Laredo through Saigon. He and Suzanne were great friends when we were in stationed in Ohio for C-123 training. He was a great husband and father and friend.

He is one of the few I keep alive in my memory by talking about him. I plan on visiting Arlington National Cemetery and the Viet Nam Wall on 11/27/2021 for a final remembrance. He's been with me for 51 years.
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POSTED ON 4.28.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrances from family and friends attest to their love and respect for you. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us.
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POSTED ON 11.21.2018

Final Mission of 1LT Marvin S. Arthington

On November 27, 1970, a U.S. Air Force Fairchild C-123K Provider (#55-4574) from the 19th Tactical Airlift Squadron was enroute to Nha Trang from Tan Son Nhat when it went missing in central South Vietnam with 79 personnel on board (six U.S. and 73 Vietnamese). It was last heard from shortly after takeoff when there appeared to be no problems aboard. Search and rescue for the missing aircraft was hampered by bad weather. On December 7, 1970, the Provider was found in mountainous terrain approximately 17 miles southwest of Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa Province, RVN, where it had struck some trees on a ridge at an elevation of 4600 feet, some 500 feet below the top. A para-rescue team was inserted into the area but found no survivors. The lost Americans included aircraft commander 1LT Marvin S. Arthington, co-pilot 1LT Frederick M. Rader III, navigator MAJ Robert L. Baker, flight engineer TSGT William B. O’Kief, loadmaster A1C Allen J. Bodin, and combat photographer A1C Frederick R. Neef. Bodin was posthumously promoted to Sergeant. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and aviation-safety.net]
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POSTED ON 10.22.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

First Lieutenant Marvin S. Arthington, Served with the 19th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 315th Tactical Airlift Wing, 7th Air Force.
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