ERNEST E BARTOLINA JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 33W, LINE 75 OF THE WALL

ERNEST E BARTOLINA JR

WALL NAME

ERNEST E BARTOLINA JR

PANEL / LINE

33W/75

DATE OF BIRTH

12/29/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/07/1969

HOME OF RECORD

BISMARCK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Burleigh County

STATE

ND

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ERNEST E BARTOLINA JR
POSTED ON 12.29.2019
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank You For Your Valiant Service Marine.

Semper Fidelis! Rest in peace CAPT. Bartolina.
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POSTED ON 12.29.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Captain Ernest Elbert Bartolina Jr., Served with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (HMM-364), Marine Aircraft Group 16 (MAG-16), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW), Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 11.19.2017

Final Mission of CPT Ernest E. Bartolina Jr.

On February 7, 1969, a U.S. Marines CH-46D helicopter (#153334) [YK-14] from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (HMM 364) was conducting a medevac mission when it was brought down by enemy ground fire. Six Marine personnel were killed in the crash. One of the gunners, CPL Gregory J. Tomaro, survived the crash. The medevac was shot down in Arizona Territory, near Hue City, Quang Nam Province, RVN. The aircraft launched from Marble Mountain Air Facility on a low overcast day with intermittent rain. The wounded Marines it intended to evacuate were near the village of An Hoa. The pilot was forced to make a low approach to the landing zone and was subjected to intense enemy fire. The aircraft went out of control and crashed very hard in a rice paddy with about 10" of water in it. The lost crew included aircraft commander CPT Ernest E. Bartolina Jr., co-pilot 1LT Russell E. Moke, crew chief CPL Charles W. Willard Jr., gunner LCPL Rodney G. Shank, and corpsman HM2 Walter R. Tyrrell. A passenger, HN Gary N. Young, was also killed. HN Young was reportedly on the flight as part of his training by HM2 Tyrrell in helicopter medevac operations. [Taken from popasmoke.com]
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POSTED ON 12.10.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR CAPTAIN BARTOLINA,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVIE AS A HMH/M/L.A (I) PILOT WITH THE SEA KNIGHTS. SEMPER FI. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE. ADVENT IS HERE, AND CHRISTMAS IS APPROACHING. WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU. THE NEW YEAR IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 11.15.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain Ernest E Bartolina Jr, 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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