GARY T PORTER
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HONORED ON PANEL 22E, LINE 26 OF THE WALL

GARY THURSTON PORTER

WALL NAME

GARY T PORTER

PANEL / LINE

22E/26

DATE OF BIRTH

02/19/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

OFFSHORE, PR&MR UNK.

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/20/1967

HOME OF RECORD

HANSON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Plymouth County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GARY THURSTON PORTER
POSTED ON 6.27.2019
POSTED BY: Beverly Johnson

Friend

I will always remember you Gary, my prince in shining armor.
Beverly D
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POSTED ON 5.30.2018
POSTED BY: Dale Cors

Remembering Gary

I served with Gary in 1967 in Vietnam. We shared an R&R trip to Hong Kong early in the year. I spent some time yesterday thinking about him and the others I served with who did not return.
Semper Fidelis
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POSTED ON 5.28.2018
POSTED BY: Bruce Porter

Always Remembered

I'm Gary's youngest brother, one of five. To me he was my hero, and on this Memorial Day, can't help to remember and reflect on him, and all of those who served and were lost during that awful time. Brothers George (Gary's twin), also a Marine, Ric, Tim and I are still close and see each often. We will never forget Gary. May God bless you all.
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POSTED ON 11.29.2017

Air Loss at Sea

On June 20, 1967, a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46A (tail number 150936), YT-15, from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 164 (HMM 164), was part of an eight-ship troop lift when it suffered an apparent power loss and went into the sea as it lifted off the USS Tripoli (LPH-10). Two crewmen were rescued and two were lost at sea. The lost crewmen were pilot CPT Gary T. Porter and crew chief LCPL Leslie E. Engelhart. Their bodies were recovered. It was later reported by a HMM-164 pilot and squadron mate of Porter and Englehart that the previous day the same aircraft (#150936) experienced a similar power loss on one engine shortly after takeoff from the Tripoli, but was skillfully recovered very close to the surface of the water and slowly gained altitude as power was recovered. This event occurred after a successful hover check prior to flying off the deck. The aircraft was downed until maintenance could check it out. [Taken from popasmoke.com and Command Chronology (HMM-164), June 1, 1967]
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POSTED ON 11.30.2015
POSTED BY: Dale Cors

Semper Fidelis

Gary,

It was an honor to have served with you in HMM-164 in 1967. May you rest in peace.
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