NARCISO BERTOMEN JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 3E, LINE 39 OF THE WALL

NARCISO BERTOMEN JR

WALL NAME

NARCISO BERTOMEN JR

PANEL / LINE

3E/39

DATE OF BIRTH

12/06/1944

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/24/1965

HOME OF RECORD

DELANO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Kern County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

REMEMBRANCES

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POSTED ON 5.18.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us...
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POSTED ON 12.6.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Lance Corporal Narciso Abecia Bertomen Jr., Served with Company A, 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 12.6.2019
POSTED BY: RAYMOND FUSTON USMC

SEMPER FI

SEMPER FI
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POSTED ON 7.21.2019
POSTED BY: LCpl Tomlinson

Comrade in Arms

You were my Comrade in Arms "Pineapple" and I will always remember your sense of humor and the time we spent together in our platoon. All our hearts were broken when we heard of the plane crash that took you and our friend "Kuz".

RIP, my friend.
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POSTED ON 10.10.2017

Air Loss - Fixed Wing

On August 24, 1965, a United States Marines Corps Lockheed KC-130F Hercules (#149802) from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 (VMGR-152) was scheduled to ferry a group of U.S. Marines back to South Vietnam from a rest-and-relaxation leave in the former British Hong Kong. The 10:00 AM flight crashed on take-off from Kai Tak Airport, killing 59 out of 71 on board. The cause of the accident was attributed to the aircraft commander disregarding standard operating procedure and choosing to make a three-engine takeoff with the No.1 engine's prop unfeathered and operating only on limited power. The pilot lost control of the aircraft and veered left shortly after leaving the runway. The port (left) wing struck a sea-wall, causing the plane to burst into flames before crashing into Kowloon Bay. This was the first Hercules hull loss in Marine Corps service. Two crewmen perished in the crash, navigator SGT Gordon H. Blexrude and radio operator CPL Jerry L. Gerry. The 57 lost passengers included LCPL Major Arnold Jr., PFC Dennis D. Backen, PFC George A. Bell Jr., LCPL Narciso Bertomen Jr., LCPL Harold J. Brazen, LCPL Joseph E. Brunelle, LCPL Cecil W. Burton, PFC Terry A. Chase, LCPL Joseph A. Clancy, PFC Thomas M. Crow, LCPL Ronald L. Davis, LCPL Harold V. Dayringer Jr., LCPL Maarten DeGroot, HN Robert T. Efaw, LCPL Carroll E. Fankhauser, LCPL Joseph A. Ford III, CPL James A. Gilford, PFC Frank A. Given, BUL3 Gary W. Grimes, PFC Barry N. Hambleton, LCPL Donald D. Hansen, LCPL Lonnie D. Hartsock, SSGT Kelly K. Heinze, SGT Gerald V. Johnson, LCPL Richard L. Jossendal, LCPL Robert J. Kuzmanko, SGT Dahl J. La Porte, CPL John W. Lake, BUL3 Robert M. Lathrope, PFC Jack B. Leaf, LCPL Dennis R. Martin, SGT James Massey, LCPL Harry C. McCartney, PVT Ricardo Mesa, PFC John S. Michel, LCPL Edward J. Monahan Jr., CPL Grat G. Myers, LCPL David C. Ney, LCPL James B. O’Kane, PFC Warren W. Pfefferle, CPL John T. Povey, LCPL Ronald L. Powell, LCPL Felix Rodriquez, LCPL John P. Roland, 1LT Paul E. Rudeen Jr., LCPL Ronald L. Runkel, CMH3 Thomas A. Sagen. LCPL Jerry J. Sanders, LCPL William K. Shoup, CPL Richard Smith, CPL Otha T. Thompson, BUR3 John H. Van Wyk, LCPL James J. Votava Jr., LCPL Roland L. Wafford, LCPL Richard F. Wallace, LCPL Donald R. Wiest, and LCPL Richard A. Willis. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, aviation-safety.net, c-130.net, cgibin.rcn.com, wikipedia.org, and the book “U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Aircraft Damaged or Destroyed During the Vietnam War” by Douglas E. Campbell]
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