Gary Leslie Shank

United States Navy
16 March 1947 - 09 August 1974
Prairie Village, Kansas
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Naval Aviator

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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28 May 2007

I wore Lt. Gary Shank's bracelet. On this site I find that his remains were returned along with Michael Fanning's. Can anyone send me information on his family?

Mary Hanna Clodfelter

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The Joint Task Force-Full Accounting report on LT Shank's loss contains the following information:

The report goes on to say that LT Shank was killed in the incident and his body buried in a local cemetery about 500 meters from the crash site. His remains were repatriated on 17 July 1984 with identification made official on 02 Aug 1984.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 28 May 2007
Last updated 08/10/2009