COSTA ANTHONY D

CPT Anthony "Tony" D. Costa was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 07/01/1976 at the age of 34.6 (Exact date not known.) from A/C accident
Date of Birth 11/16/1941
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps
Served in Vietnam with H&MS-16 in 65, VMO-2 in 65-67
This information was provided by Alan H. Barbour

More detail on this person: COSTA--Major Anthony D., USMC, late of Calif., formerly of Oregon City; father of Aaron and Nadia, both of Calif.; brother of Jay, Oregon City and Bill, San Jose; Laurie L., Oregon City; son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Costa, Oregon City; grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Al Fox, Portland. Portland services Saturday at 10 a.m., Chapel of HOLMAN-HANKINS-RILANCE, Oregon City. Internment Mt. View Cemetery. Full Military Honors will be by the U. Staff, 65h Engineer Battalion, Portland." Oregonian, The (Portland,Or)- July 26, 1976 CRASH KILLS OREGON PILOT Maj. Anthony D. Costa, 35, who listed his home address as Oregon City, was one of the three Marines killed Monday when a helicopter he was piloting crashed and burned on the northwest edge of Camp Pendleton, Calif. Two other crew members were injured. Marine spokesman said the CH53 Sea Knight, the corp's largest helicopter, was on "routine training exercises" when the accident occurred. The helicopter, which is used to transport troops, was on its way to pick up a contingent of soldiers. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash."

Burial information: Mountain View Cemetery, Oregon City, OR

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