Frank Anthony Madison
Airman First Class
773RD TROOP CARRIER SQDN, 463RD TROOP CARRIER WING, 7TH AF
United States Air Force
New York, New York
November 16, 1945 to April 12, 1967
FRANK A MADISON is on the Wall at Panel 18E, Line 19

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At approximately 0035 hours, 13 April 1967, the Viet Cong, initiated a mortar attack on the southwest corner of the Chu Lai Airfield. The incoming rounds landed in the Marine unit VMA(AW)-533 ramp area, killing two (2) men and wounding forty-two (42) others. Damage to aircraft was light. The MAG-12 defense siren was sounded at 0037 hours setting condition YELLOW. The Fifth Provisional Rifle Company Command Post (CP) was manned at 0045 hours. All of the company platoon positions were manned by 0109 hours. All platoons of the Fifth Provisional Rifle Company were immediately secured. The two men who were killed during the attack were:

  • 773rd Troop Carrier Squadron, 463rd Troop Carrier Wing, 7th AF
  • 6200th Field Maintenance Squadron, 6200th Air Base Wing, 7th AF

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