Steven Robert Major

First Lieutenant
VFMA-115, MAG-13, 1ST MAW
United States Marine Corps
13 November 1945 - 21 September 1968
Elmhurst, IL
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Naval Flight Officer

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Steven R Major

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The database page for Steven Robert Major

16 October 2001

How sorry our family was to hear that you died serving your country in the Vietnam War. I have fond memories of you. I especially remember you and my dad taking walks. I always imagined you were talking about planes. Maybe you're still talking in Heaven, since he went to be with the Lord in 1984.

We were proud of your accomplishments, as I am sure your family was. You made a difference! I can only imagine what you would have done if you had, had more time on this Earth.

From a friend,
Karen Gill
E-mail address is not available.

20 November 2001

He was one of the reasons I joined the Corps.
I looked up to him.

W. A. S.
E-mail address is not available.

13 April 2002

Dear Friends and Family of Steven R. Major,

My name is Lauren Theiss. My eighth grade class went to Washington DC over the weekend and went to the Vietnam Memorial Wall. I just wanted to say that I am sorry for the loss of a son, husband, and friend. He was very brave and was proud to be an American. You must be very proud of him and my prayers go out to each and every one of you.

God Bless You,
Lauren Theiss

E-mail address is not available.

28 Feb 2004

Lt Major was one of the finest officers I ever knew. It was a sad day when he went down. VMFA 115 Nov 1967 to Dec 1968 - let us all never forget.

LCpl S. R. Bollin
From Flight Equipment, VMFA 115.
E-mail address is not available.

Notes from The Virtual Wall

Captain Robert F. Conley and 1st Lt Steven R. Major were flying an F-4B (BuNo 150459) out of Chu Lai on a close air support mission near Phu Bai, south of Hue. Their aircraft was hit by ground fire during their first pass at the target and crashed, killing both crewmen.

Captain Conley was the son of a well-known Marine aviator, Brig Gen Robert F. Conley, who commanded Marine Fighter Squadron 312 in 1965 and Marine Air Group 11 in 1966, both at Danang.

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