MAJ Ronald W. Corner was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 01/16/2009 at the age of 65.9 from Cancer
Santa Ana, CA
Date of Birth 02/08/1943
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps
Served in Vietnam with HMH-463 in 67-68, HMH-463 in 73
Call sign in Vietnam WHITE KNIGHT
This information was provided by Marjorie Corner (wife), SSN search 0905

More detail on this person: Ron was in VN with HMH-463 in May 1967 - June 1968 at Marble Mountain. He was also on Operation Endsweep of Haiphong Harbor with HMH-463 out of Hawaii in 1973. He did not see our son until our son was 5 months old. His cause of death was cancer. Thank you for your site. I am very loyal to the Marine Corps, once a military wife, always a military wife.

I found the following information on his squadron: Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 was reactivated on March 1, 1966 at Santa Ana, California and assigned to Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing flying the CH-53A airframe. These same airframes with a few modifications (stronger engines, auxiliary fuel tanks, etc.) make them CH-53Ds which HMH-463 continues to fly today.

A four-plane detachment from HMH-463 deployed to Marble Mountain, Vietnam in December 1966. HMH-463 was reassigned to Marine Aircraft Group 16. The remainder of the Squadron would deploy during May 1967 to Marble Mountain where they participated in the Vietnam War for the next four years. After the Vietnam War, HMH-463 relocated to Kaneohe Bay, HI in May 1971 and was reassigned to Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Brigade.

In 1973, HMH-463 returned to Vietnam and participated in minesweeping operations in the Haiphong/Hon Gai Area of North Vietnam from February through July. The Squadron again returned in 1975 to participate in Operations EAGLE PULL and FREQUENT WIND during the evacuations of Cambodia and Saigon.

From: Marjorie Corner

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