ALEXANDER MCIVER
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HONORED ON PANEL 1W, LINE 13 OF THE WALL

ALEXANDER MCIVER

WALL NAME

ALEXANDER MCIVER

PANEL / LINE

1W/13

DATE OF BIRTH

09/09/1937

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/03/1972

HOME OF RECORD

SANTA MONICA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ALEXANDER MCIVER
POSTED ON 10.31.2015
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of CAPT Alexander McIver

Final Mission of CAPT Alexander McIver
The Battle of An Loc was a major battle of the Vietnam War that lasted for 66 days and culminated in a decisive victory for South Vietnam. In many ways, the struggle for An Loc in 1972 was an important battle of the war, as South Vietnamese forces halted the North Vietnamese advance towards Saigon. On May 3rd, a U.S. Air Force C-130E (#621797) from the 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 374th Tactical Airlift Wing, attempted an aerial resupply to besieged ARVN troops. The field was heavily guarded by anti-aircraft defenses (AAA). Pilot CAPT Alexander McIver flew over the drop zone from an entry level of 50 feet and popped up to make the delivery. The plane was damaged by AAA and the aircraft and crashed. Lost with CAPT McIver were CAPT Don L. Unger, 1LT Thomas C. Widerquist, SSGT Lester Bracey, SSGT Joseph C. Hopper, and SSGT Freddie L. Slater. After the siege of An Loc was lifted, an effort was made to recover the bodies of American and South Vietnamese servicemen missing in action during the fighting. The wreckage of C-130E tail number 62-1797 was found and the crew remains repatriated by August 17, 1972. It took nearly two years, however, until June 12, 1974, for the remains of the six men to be individually identified. [Taken from virtualwall.org]
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POSTED ON 9.5.2013
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Alexander is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
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POSTED ON 7.22.2013
POSTED BY: Geoffrey Burke

Summer Buddy

Those summer days on Martha's Vineyard, kayaking, bicycling to South Beach- 1950 to 1954 remain among the fondest in my memory. Our last meeting at Annapolis in 1957 -- we said "see you soon". "Soon" never came.

So long, Buddy
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POSTED ON 5.26.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear Captain Alexander McIver, 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 5.25.2013

Uncle Alex

May you rest in peace until we meet again.

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