MACV-SOG MIA/KIA Chronological List

TO LISTEN TO GEORGE JONE'S 50,000 NAMES ON THE WALL

1964

  65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73

30 Jun 64; two unidentified Sea Commandos (Name/rank unknown) KIA, Remains recovered (RR)-Ops 31 (Maritime Studies Branch)

15 Jul 64, two unidentified Sea Commandos (Name/rank unknown) KIA, Remains recovered (RR) Ops 31 (Maritime Studies Branch)

 

1964

11

16

E-6 SSG

Eugene M.

Paliskis

11F4S

KIA

SVN; A1/212, CLT, ambushed 10mi from Long Thanh

16 Nov 64; Eugene R. Paliski, SSG E6, USASF, DET A1-212, MACV-SOG, 5TH SF GROUP, B-53,  KIA-RR. (Gene Paliskis and I ran around a lot together back on Okinawa in 63.    We were both in B Co of the 1st Group and had not yet been assigned to an A-team which happened after an FTX in the Philippines.   Our CO was Captain Dusty Crawford and I have been in touch with him recently thanks to You and Steve Sherman.   We have a lot to discuss as we are also both diving instructors (emeritus) and have much underwater time.  I want to ask Dusty if he has any photos of the time we spent at Long Thahn?  I remember being well paid by the U.S. Army for this assignment.  And I remember LTC Keravouri, the Camp CO, telling me that it always amazed him that meI, a Spec 4 at that time, could hitch a ride to Saigon easier and faster than he could. Gene Paliskis was an Operations Sgt as I recall and I was the junior Medic on the team.  SFC Jim Flanagan was the senior medic.    We spent a lot of time in the VFW club in Machinato on Okinawa and in an area called "Nam a Nuay" a bar area of much renown.   I knew SFC Dominic Sansone but not close like Gene Paliskis.  We would become close after we were together with the A-212 team at Long Thahn.   Gene would always call me "Steve" and sort of looked out for my well being.  He was tall and well built.  About 6' 2'' or 3"  probably.  I was only 5' 10"  but he took great care in seeing after my well being.  And I did likewise to him being his friend.   Gene Paliskis, Jim Flanagan,  and Joe Singh were out on recon patrol in November while I was in Saigon.

 

   They got ambushed  and Jim said he could not do enough to stop the internal bleeding Gene sustained when hit in the liver with small arms fire.  He also sustained a severe wound almost separating his left hand at the wrist.  He was pissed off at the VC for doing that to his wrist according to Joe Singh, who also took some small arms rounds into his left shoulder.  But the fatal wounds were in Gene's liver and nothing could be done in time to save his life.  SFC E-7  William F. Stevens Jr.   91B4S,   Vietnam from 23 June 64 - 27 Feb 65.  SP-4 Jr Medic   MACVSOG    Long Thahn - William F. Stevens - Diving Superintendent, J. C. Marine Service Co., Ltd., 14/3 M 1, T. Tungsukla, Ao-Udom, Sriracha - Chonburi, 20230,  THAILAND, http://www.jcmarine.com/  =>  william@jcmarine.com, stevens@loxinfo.co.th)

 

1964 12 10 E-7 SFC Dominick Sansone 11B4S DNH, DWM (recovered 07/17/84) SVN; B-53, BT105843, C-123 crash (not a USAF aircraft) on Hill 2288 10k north of Marble Mtn.
1964 12 10 O-4 MAJ Woodrow W. Vaden USAF DNH, fixed wing crash SVN; First Flight Det, Quang Nam Prov., BT105843, aboard C-123 11k NE of Danang

10 Dec 64- Woodrow W. Vaden, Maj 0-4, USASF, MACVSOG,  FFD Pilot  1131ST SPEC ACTIVITY SQDN, 13TH AF and Dominick Sansone, SFC E-6, USASF, MACVSOG, B-53, Team A1/212-both KIA. (Dominick Sansone was a friend to everybody on the team, from the smallest rank to the highest.  He was such an outward going personality, always smiling and always had good words and encouragement for everybody.  He headed up the jump training into very tall trees that required rapelling equipment to get down.  Once we had a team of "Nungs'" ready to infiltrate, a C-123 would take them in.  Dominick was on the fatal flight one day when the plane flew into "Moneky Mountain" or so that's what they told us.  I believe another Army officer, perhaps a Captain or Major was with him but I could find no information.  Not just the pilot and crew but an Army officer separate. SFC E-7  Submitted by William F. Stevens Jr.   91B4S,   Vietnam from 23 June 64 - 27 Feb 65.  SP-4 Jr Medic   MACVSOG    Long Thahn -William F. Stevens - Diving Superintendent, J. C. Marine Service Co., Ltd., 14/3 M 1, T. Tungsukla, Ao-Udom, Sriracha - Chonburi, 20230,  THAILAND, http://www.jcmarine.com/  => william@jcmarine.com, stevens@loxinfo.co.th)  NOTE: A SEARCH OF THOSE LOST ON 10 DEC 64, THERE WERE FOUR LOSSES, ONLY TWO WERE AIR LOSES-RLN

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