FACES FROM THE WALL

VIETNAM WAR

NOVEMBER 1968

Kazuto MORIWAKI
Birth 25FEB37Rank SGT Date of Death 07NOV68
P. of birth   Service Army PlacePleiku, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
Moses LakeUnit 4th Inf Div, Trp C, 1st Sqd, 10th CavDeath Code Non-Hostile, Died Illness/Injury Ground Casualty Other Accident
Hometown   service # 19609326Panel 39WEST - 34  
married Single MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date28APR68Comment   Cemetery  

KAZUTE Moriwaki KILLED IN VIETNAM
    Kazute Moriwaki, age 31, of Moses Lake was killed 7 Nov (1968) in Vietnam, Mr. and Mrs. Nobou Moriwaki, brother and sister-in-law of Kazute Moriwaki received word of the death 9 Nov (1968) from the Army. Mrs. Moriwaki said Army sources reported Kazute was a passenger in a military vehicle near Saigon at the time of his death. Moriwaki graduated from Moses Lake High School in 1958. He moved to Moses Lake in November 1949, after the death of his parents, and was raised by his brother, Takashi Moriwaki, also of Moses Lake. Services are pending further information from the Army Chapel of Memories will be in charge of arrangements. (Columbia Basin Daily Herald, Moses Lake WA, 13 Nov 1968)

Stephen Leslie GLORE
Birth 08FEB48Rank PFC Date of Death 11NOV68
P. of birth   Service Army (Draft)PlaceBinh Long, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
YakimaUnit 11th ACR, B Trp, 1st Sqdr, 11th CavDeath Code Hostile, Died; Ground Casualty; Gun, Small Arms Fire
Hometown   service # 56960658Panel39WEST - 48  
married Single MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date19JUL68Comment11th Cav/ Black Horse Cemetery  

Stephen Morley MAC CALLUM

Cashmere High School
Cashmere WA
1967
Birth 24JUN49Rank SP4 Date of Death 13NOV68
P. of birth   Service Army PlaceTay Ninh, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
CashmereUnit 1st Cav Div, A Co, 1st Bn, 8th CavDeath Code Hostile, Died; Ground Casualty; Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Hometown   service # 18993649Panel39WEST - 61  
married SingleMIA -   Medals  
Tour Date13JAN68Commentwww.ranger25.com/Cemetery  

Spec. 4 Stephen MacCallum Dies in Vietnam
Spec 4 Stephen M. MacCallum, 19, of Monitor died in combat in Vietnam last week. The son of Mrs. Charles T. MacCallum and the late Charles T. MacCallum of Monitor. He was born in Wenatchee 24 Jun 1949 and attended school at Monitor. After graduation from Cashmere High School he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He went to Vietnam last January and was serving with the Air Mobile Infantry, Company A, First Cavalry Division. He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, Cashmere. Surviving are: his mother; his sisters, Mrs Kathleen Sampson, Wenatchee, Mrs. James I. Maahs, Everett, Mrs. Dary Mustlek, Renton, and Mrs. Darrel Wheeler, Malaga and his brothers, James A. and Charles T. MacCallum at home in Monitor. Braun Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Monitor article (Wenatchee Daily World, Wenatchee?)

Elmer Odell WRAY
Birth 08NOV23Rank MSGT Date of Death 13NOV68
P. of birth   Service Air Force (Reserve)PlaceThailand
Town of
Record
CentraliaUnit ...Death Code Non-Hostile, Died Illness/Injury; Ground Casualty; Air Loss, Crash - Land
Hometown   service # 227167834Panel39WEST - 62  
married Married MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date Comment   Cemetery  

State remembers 4 who died
Olympia --
    A band played God Bless America, a bugler blew Taps, a son and father were remembered and four Washington men who died in the Vietnam War were honored in a short but emotional ceremony at the state capital Friday.
    "It was very nice," said Julie Donaldson of Lacey, whose father, Elmer O. Wray, was killed in the Philippines in 1973 (sic).
    She held her 9-month old son, Steve, while her husband Wayne held their 2 1/2-year-old daughter, Sherry, throughout the ceremony. It was an emotional experience for her, she said quietly after the ceremony as a young woman wearing a shirt saying "I support Vietnam Vets" came up and hugged her.
    The parents of DeLoss "Jack" Anderson of Spokane also attended the ceremony and removed the tape over the name of their son, who died in the South China Sea in 1964. The names of Wray, Anderson, Gary Simkins of Port Angeles and Jan Miller of Spokane will be added to the national Vietnam War Memorial wall in Washington, D. C., in Memorial Day ceremonies later this month.
(Bellingham Herald, Bellingham WA, 17 May 1986)

William Hilric FABIAN
Birth 20APR40Rank CAPT Date of Death 14NOV68
P. of birth   Service Air Force PlacePhuoc Long. S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
PullmanUnit 19TH TACT AIR SUPPORT SQUADDeath Code Hostile Died; Fixed Wing - Pilot; Air Loss Crash - Land
Hometown   service # 70701Panel39WEST - 65  
married Married MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date07AUG68Comment   Cemetery  
  Washington State University, 1962, Pullman WA


Spring Wing Commander

Kenneth Allen HODGES
Birth 31JAN33Rank SFC Date of Death 14NOV68
P. of birth Lexington MO Service Army PlacePleiku, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
OlympiaUnit 1st Field ForceDeath Code Non-Hostile; Ground Casualty; Accidental Self-destruction
Hometown Olympia WAservice # 19367880Panel39WEST - 67  
married Married MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date17JUN68Comment   Cemetery  

Sergeant Kenneth A Hodges, Sergeant First Class Kenneth A. Hodges, 35, Tacoma, died Thursday in Vietnam as the result of injuries sustained in a non-combat accident. He was born in Lexington MO, and had lived in the Olympia and Tacoma area for 25 years and had attended Olympia schools. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and Vietnam, a member of the Catholic Church and the Masonic Lodge in Italy. Surviving are his wife Teiko, Tacoma; two daughters, Diane Lynn and Donno Jean both of Tacoma; his parents: Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hodges, Olympia; two sisters; Mrs.Virginia Potter and Mrs. Thelma Smith both of Lacey, and a brother Jerry, Olympia. The time of the funeral service will be announced by the Mountain View Funeral Home of Tacoma. (Daily Olympian, Olympia WA 19 Nov 68)

Wayne Edward KOHN
Birth 08JAN49Rank PFC Date of Death 17NOV68
P. of birth   Service Marines PlaceQuang Nam, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
Seattle Unit Co C, 1st Bn, 5th Mar, 1st Marine DivDeath Code Hostile, Ground Casualty - Misadventure
Hometown   service # 2436414Panel38WEST - 03  
married Single MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date 25 Aug 1968Comment   Cemetery  

Thomas Lawrence PETERSON
Birth 05APR49Rank LCPL Date of Death 24NOV68
P. of birth   Service Marines PlaceQuang Nam, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
VancouverUnit H Co, BLT 2 BN, 7 Mars, 9 MABDeath Code Hostile, Died; Ground Casualty; Gun, Small Arms Fire
Hometown   service # 2352864Panel 39WEST - 51  
married Single MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date22DEC67Comment   Cemetery  

John Elmer BRIX

Shoreline High School
Seattle WA
1964
Birth 18SEP46Rank SGT Date of Death 25NOV68
P. of birth   Service Army (Draft)PlaceTay Ninh, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
Seattle Unit 1st Cav Div, A Co, 5th Bn, 7th CavDeath Code Hostile Died; Ground Casualty; Burns
Hometown   service # 56958990Panel38WEST - 55  
married SingleMIA -   Medals  
Tour Date09JUN68Comment   Cemetery  

San Dewayne FRANCISCO
Birth 29FEB44 Rank MAJ Date of Event25NOV68
P. of birth   Service Air Force (Reserve)PlaceN. Vietnam
Town of
Record
BurbankUnit ...Death Code Hostile, died Missing; Fixed Wing - Crew; Air Loss, Crash on Land
Hometown   service # 535385087Panel38WEST - 57 
married Married MIA - BNR Medals  
Tour Date   Comment   Cemetery  
  Central Washington University, 1966, Ellensburg WA

2nd Lt. San D. Francisco Gets Silver Pilot Wings
      Del Rio TX - Second Lieutenant San D. Francisco, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Francisco of Burbank, has been awarded U.S. Air Force silver pilot wings upon graduation at Laughlin AFB TX.
      Following specialized aircrew training at other bases, he will be assigned to George AFB CA. He will be a pilot in the Tactical Air Command.
      Lieutenant Francisco, a graduate of Kennewick senior high school, received his B.S. degree in economics from Central Washington State College and was commissioned there upon completion of the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps program.
      His wife, Kay, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Sutton of 1119 N. Volland, Kennewick. (Bentong county News, Benton City, Kiona WA, 23 Nov 1967)

(MIA records extracted from the POWNETWORK.org)     On 25 Nov 1968, 1Lt. San D. Francisco and Maj. Joseph C. Morrison were shot down while flying an F4D aircraft on a combat mission in North Vietnam. Both men successfully ejected and landed fairly close together. They also landed about 700 meters from a North Vietnamese encampment. Both men established radio contact with searchers. However contact with Francisco was lost within a half hour. Although Morrison evaded capture that night and was able to re-establish radio contact the following day, the weather prevented rescue and he was captured. The paper work/fate of these men becomes muddy. Hanoi announced the destruction of their F4D and the capture of the crew... but neither man was heard of again.
For much more information on San D. Francisco visit P.O.W. Network. org

Robert Edward HOSKINS
Birth 14SEP49Rank LCPL Date of Death 25NOV68
P. of birth   Service Marines PlaceQuang Nam, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
RentonUnit H&S CO, 3 BN, 5 Mars, 1 Mar DivDeath Code Hostile, Died Wounds; Ground Casualty; Other Explosive Device
Hometown  service # 2377055Panel38WEST - 58  
married Single MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date28DEC67Comment   Cemetery  
  Renton High School, 1967, Renton WA

19 year-old Renton Boy Dies in Vietnam Battle
Lance Cpl. Robert E. Hospkin, 19 year- old Renton boy ... was fatally injured 25 Nov 25 (1968) while engaged in combat in the Un... Province Republic Vietnam. ...notification of their son's death was received from the United States Marine Corps via telegram Monday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. .... (Doc) Hoskins, 13409 ..... Valley Hwy, Renton..... Hoskins suffered frag...wounds from a ... explosive device and ... the same day in the 95th ... Army Hospital at Da.... Hoskins was born 14 Sep 1949 at Renton Hospital and attended Henry Ford, Dimmitt Junior High and Renton High School. ... Choir. While at Dimmitt he was a member of the choir and in his sophomore year at Renton he joined the a cappella. His parents said that he loved to sing, bowl and ski. He was a newspaper carrier. At the end of his junior year at school the young man joined the Marine Corps and did his training at Camp ... California and on Christmas Eve of 1967 arrived in Vietnam. He was a member of the Fifth Marines. Third Division. He contracted malaria while on active duty in Vietnam, spent two and a half months in Guam and Okinawa recuperating and six weeks before his death was returned to combat in Vietnam. When his body is returned to this country from overseas, Faull Funeral Home will handle services. Burial will be in a family plot in Issaquah beside the body of his uncle, for whom he was named, Robert C. Baskett, who died in action in World War II (this article was extracted from badly filmed microfilm... nearly 1/2 inch of information not available... so that's why all the ... )(Record-Chronicle, Renton WA)

Duane Allen LIKKEL
Birth 12AUG47Rank SP4 Date of Death 26NOV68
P. of birth   Service Army (Draft)PlaceBinh Duong, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
EversonUnit HHC, 1st BN, 16th Infantry Death Code Hostile, Died; Ground Casualty; Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Hometown   service # 56961027Panel 38WEST - 67 
married Single MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date01AUG68Comment   Cemetery  

Remembrances Duane Likkel, Mike Lickey, I were friends who met and went through basic and advance training together. Eventually we went to Vietnam to three separate units. My memories are of the time spent in training and the many weekends spent together, with my wife, at our home. Mike's last night was spent sharing our bedroom (with a sheet hung between us) because that's how special our relationship was. He kidded us that there was a hole in the sheet and "we should have checked." The morning he left for Vietnam we took him to see his father and it was the first time Mike saw his father cry. Duane was extremely strong and fit. We had a flat tire on one of their weekend home and Duane grabbed the tire, put it on his shoulder and ran down the freeway to get it repaired. After his death his mother called me at least two or three times a month. She was a very religious lady and missed her only son very much. We talked about Duane and she knew he was safe and not hurting and with the lord and our talks gave me strength. The guys were veterans but so were the wives who sat at home waiting for letters and the phone calls when they got a chance.

When coming to the Wall to see Mike and Duane names it brought back all the wonderful memories of the time we shared together.
Darlene and Harold Wolfer... Remembrance from the Tulalip Moving Wall August 2005

Gary Lee CARLSON
Birth 18SEP48Rank PFC Date of Death 29NOV68
P. of birth   Service Marines PlaceQuang Nam, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
SeattleUnit B Co, 1 RECON Bn, 1 Mar DivDeath Code Hostile, Died; Ground Casualty; Gun, Small Arms Fire
Hometown   service # 2463704 Panel37WEST - 04  
married Single MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date21OCT68Comment   Cemetery  

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