Name: CW2 Joseph A. Goldberg
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/15/1962 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 31.8
Date of Birth: 09/27/1930
Home City: Linwood, NJ
Service: TC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 8 TC CO
Major organization: other
Flight class: 57-3
Service: TC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-010
Short Summary: Shot down during a recon over Dakrode Village. LTC Anthony J. Tencza Sr Advisor to ARVN 22d Inf Div also KIA. MAJ Cornell only survivor
Aircraft: CH-21C tail number 56-02084
Service number: W3150240
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062C = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Tandem Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew member
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 12
Location: Unknown Province
Additional information about this casualty:
Stage field at Ft. Rucker named after him in 1962 as well as the camp at Qui Nhon. The compound at Qui Nhon was named in honor of CWO Joseph A. Goldberg. Known as Camp Goldberg. The maintenance hangar for the 140th was named for Specialist LANE. The maintenance hangar for the 8th Trans Co was named for Specialist GUTHRIE. This apparently all changed when the 117th (8th) and attached units left for Dong Ba Thin in 1965, as my crew leader returning in '65 and '67, to the same compound, found no hint of the previous designations. Sincerely, Bill Sulowski email@example.com Formerly served with: 140th Transportation Detachment (Cargo Helicopter Field Maintenance) Camp Goldberg, Qui Nhon, RVN 1962-63
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: LEE MEMORY GARDENS, SANFORD, NC
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
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