RAYMOND L TACKE
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HONORED ON PANEL 30W, LINE 97 OF THE WALL

RAYMOND LEROY TACKE

WALL NAME

RAYMOND L TACKE

PANEL / LINE

30W/97

DATE OF BIRTH

09/22/1928

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/08/1969

HOME OF RECORD

COTTONWOOD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Idaho County

STATE

ID

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

MAJ

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RAYMOND LEROY TACKE
POSTED ON 12.24.2019

Final Mission of MAJ Raymond L. Tacke

On March 8, 1969, a United States Air Force Lockheed C-130E Hercules (#64-0545) from the 314th Tactical Airlift Wing crashed in poor weather at Ching Chuan Kang Airbase in Taichung, Taiwan, following a flight from Vietnam. The pilot reportedly was ordered to divert to Kadena Air Base in Japan; however, the Hercules orbited the airfield for an hour before attempting a landing. While on final approach, the aircraft experienced fuel starvation. The Hercules came in to the right of the runway, its right wing tip making contact and shearing off the wing. The aircraft flipped onto its back and came to a rest inverted. A fire burned through the cabin of the aircraft. Nine personnel were killed in the post-crash fire. Three survivors were medivacked but died on the 14th, 15th and 16th of March. The lost personnel were COL Ralph A. Cone, LTC Paul E. Garrett, MAJ William J. Griffin (died 03/14/1969), TSGT John W. Israel, MAJ Warren L. Long, SGT Alan C. Martin Jr., SSGT Barry W. Murtaugh, SGT Eugene Pizzino II (died 03/16/1969), MAJ Raymond L. Tacke, MSGT William B. Terry, SSGT Gordon L. Wheeler, and SSGT Robert L. Wilson (died 03/15/1969). The twelve airmen had their names added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. in May 1986. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, aviation-safety.net, baaa-acro.com, and information provided by Allen R. Wood (March 2010) at c-130hercules.net]
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POSTED ON 9.22.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Major Raymond Leroy Tacke, Served with the 50th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 314th Tactical Airlift Wing, 13th Air Force.
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POSTED ON 3.7.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Major Raymond Leroy Tacke, 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.

With respect, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 8.18.2013
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Raymond is buried at Cottonwood Catholic Cemetery, Cottonwood, Idaho County, ID.
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POSTED ON 8.18.2013
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Raymond is buried at Cottonwood Catholic Cemetery, Cottonwood, Idaho County, ID.
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