CPT William "Buck" L. Buchanan was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 06/23/1967 at the age of 26.5 from A/C accident
Jacksonville, NC
Date of Birth 01/06/1941
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps
Served in Vietnam with VMO-2
This information was provided by Barry Geller, Alan H. Barbour, Ben Brennaman

More detail on this person: Camp Lejeune, N. C. (AP) -- Two large Marine helicopters collided in flight at the nearby New River Marine air facility today and first reports said a number of persons were killed or injured.

A spokesman at the facility said, "We have not determined the extent of casualties. We do know some lives were lost."

The collision involved a HUE-1 helicopter and a CH53-A copter, commonly known as a "Sea Stallion."

The collision occurred over the base at the end of a runway.

Both aircraft were carrying troops.



Jacksonville, N. C. (AP) -- The Marine Corps has released this partial list of the 22 Marines killed in the crash of two helicopters at the New River Marine Air Facility Friday:

Capt. WILLIAM L. BUCHANAN, husband of Carol C. Buchanan of Jacksonville, N. C.

This information was last updated 05/18/2016

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