John Wadsworth Consolvo, Jr

VMFA-212, MAG-15, 1ST MAW
United States Marine Corps
08 January 1944 - 22 October 1974
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
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1ST MAW F-4 VMFA-212
Naval Aviator

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
John W Consolvo

The database page for John Wadsworth Consolvo, Jr

10 Feb 2002

My name is Tracey McCurdy and I have John's POW/MIA bracelet. I would like to hear from John's family or friends. He always is in my prayers.

Tracey McCurdy
402 King Ave, Waynesboro, Va 22980

13 Oct 2005

I have just received John's POW/MIA bracelet. Just wanted to say it is a true honor to wear this bracelet. My thoughts are with his family and friends. Semper Fi and YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.

Dave Aurand

20 Nov 2005

My name is Nick Darpino. I have had John's MIA bracelet since 1972. I will be glad to send it to a family member. My email is

Nick Darpino

03 Mar 2006

My name is Tara. My winterguard group this year is performing to the song "Traveling Soldier" in memory of those missing. I received John's bracelet to wear while I twirl. I just want his family and everyone else to know that I dedicate my performances to John Consolvo Jr.

Tara Girod

24 Apr 2006

My name is Laura Julian, and I too wear John's Bracelet. It is my honor to wear it. His family is in my prayers always.

Laura Julian

11 Jun 2007

I bought his bracelet at the Vietnam Memorial when I was 15 or 16. That's been about 12 years ago now. I wear it every day.

Jason Mitchell
Spotsylvania, Va

12 Nov 2007

Thank you to all of you who submitted such kind words to my Uncle's memorial.

From his nephew,
John Higgins

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John W. Consolvo, Jr. graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1966 and took his commission in the Marine Corps. He flew over 150 combat missions on his first tour of Vietnam and was on his second tour when he was shot down on 07 May 1972.

Captain Consolvo and his Radar Intercept Officer, CWO James J. Castonguay, were flying out of Da Nang when his aircraft, F-4J BuNo 155576, was hit by ground fire as he pulled off target. He flew the aircraft about 18 miles to a safer bail-out area before the aircraft became uncontrollable. Castonguay ejected and was rescued. Consolvo was not seen to leave the aircraft, which crashed some 3 to 4 miles from where Castonguay landed.

On 22 October 1974, the Secretary of the Navy approved a Presumptive Finding of Death and Captain Consolvo's status was changed from "Missing in Action" to "Killed in Action, Body not Recovered". As of 15 Oct 2005 his remains have not been repatriated.

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The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his nephew,
John Higgins

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 10 Feb 2002
Last updated 01/20/2008