CHRISTOPHER BRAYBROOKE
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HONORED ON PANEL 27E, LINE 73 OF THE WALL

CHRISTOPHER BRAYBROOKE

WALL NAME

CHRISTOPHER BRAYBROOKE

PANEL / LINE

27E/73

DATE OF BIRTH

03/25/1928

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/08/1967

HOME OF RECORD

BOONTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Morris County

STATE

NJ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

LTC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHRISTOPHER BRAYBROOKE
POSTED ON 3.25.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Braybrooke, Serve with the 773rd Tactical Airlift Squadron, 463rd Tactical Airlift Wing, 7th Air Force.
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POSTED ON 6.27.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear LTC Braybrooke,
Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot (Various.)
Independence Day is approaching, and it is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.7.2017
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of LTC Christopher Braybrooke

Final Mission of LTC Christopher Braybrooke
On October 8, 1967, a United States Air Force Lockheed C-130B Hercules (#61-2649) from the 773rd Tactical Airlift Squadron, 463rd Tactical Airlift Wing, 7th Air Force, crashed into a cloud-covered mountain in poor weather. The wreckage was found two days later about 150 feet below the summit of the 1850 feet high mountain. There were no survivors. Total losses were 23 personnel, including 5 crew members and 18 passengers. The Hercules aircraft had taken off from Phu Bai Airfield near Hue for the short flight to Da Nang. The weather was poor with low clouds and ground fog, and 10 minutes after taking off the aircraft flew into Dong Nhut Mountain about 15 miles to the southeast of Phu Bai. The wreckage was discovered two days later and the recovery mission was conducted by E Company, 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines beginning October 10, 1967. The lost USAF crew included pilot (instructor) MAJ Robert W. Anderson, co-pilot LTC Christopher Braybrooke, navigator CAPT Scott M. Burkett, flight engineer A1C Terry M. Rehm, and loadmaster A2C Ronald P. Ruyff. The lost passengers were: (USMC) CPL William H. Arnold, SGT Francisco H. Gonzalez, PFC Bernie C. Kridler III, LCPL Dan E. Warner, and SGT Donald A. Wilkinson; (USAF) TSGT Cloyce O. Burkett Jr.;(USA) SP4 Richard G. Ferruggia, SP4 Terrance H. Larson, 1LT John S. Martin, SP4 Robert D. Nelson, SP4 Joseph P. Rowley, SP4 John D. Saville Jr., SP5 William L. Stewart Jr., and SP4 Ronald A. Vilardo; (USN) CEW3 John H. Gilliland III, CEP3 George A. Guy, BULCN Melvin E. Johnson, and HM1 Bobby D. Stevenson. Because it was not possible at the time to make individual identifications, a group burial was made at Arlington National Cemetery. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, 46thars.tripod.com, and aviation-safety.net]
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POSTED ON 10.3.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LTC Christopher Braybrooke, 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 3.28.2013

My Grandfather

My grandfather died when my mom was eight years old. I never got to meet him, but his loss has affected our family ever since. I hope today is the last day anyone's loved one will be lost to war.

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