Edward Earl Strombeck

Army of the United States
29 January 1934 - 17 June 1967
Honolulu, Hawaii
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National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign


The database page for Edward Earl Strombeck

Memorial Day
25 May 2008

Dearest Ed,

You are always in our hearts and memories. Your laughter, jokes, and warm ways live still in those who knew you.

Jeannette, Sandy, Debby.

From his widow,
Jeannette H. Smiddy
4212 Prospect Lane, Plano, Texas, 75093

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 17 June 1967 a C-130 of the 722nd Troop Carrier Squadron, 463rd TCW, Mactan AB Philippines, was making a scheduled "round robin" flight originating at and returning to Tan Son Nhut. The aircraft was to make seven stops within South Vietnam before returning to Tan Son Nhut. At An Khe the Hercules started its take off roll for the next leg to Qui Nhon. Just before the aircraft was about to lift off it suddenly veered to the left and departed the runway. The pilots steered the aircraft back on to the runway but it overshot the end, ran down an embankment and burst into flames. Of the 56 passengers and crew on board a total of 35 were killed, including US, South Vietnamese, and South Korean troops. The 17 US servicemen were
  • LtCol Paul F. Kiecker, Colorado Springs, CO, 12th USAF Hospital
  • MAJ Benjamin F. Robertson, Tuscaloosa, AL, Army STRATCOM Vietnam, 1st Signal Bde
  • Major Maurice A. Shaff, Urbana, IL, 504th Tac Air Spt Group
  • MAJ Edward E. Strombeck, Honolulu, HI, Advisory Team 27, MACV Advisors
  • Capt Herman G. Ebbinga, Avoca, MN, 559th Tac Ftr Sqdn
  • Capt James R. Jones, Mount Airy, NC, 12th USAF Hospital
  • 1stLt Dennis S. Pazdan, Chicago, IL, 559th Tac Ftr Sqdn
  • 1LT James P. Schueller, Marshfield, WI, B Btry, 2nd Bn, 17th Artillery
  • 2LT John W. Vaughan, Toledo, OH, HQ Co, Army Spt Cmd Qui Nhon
  • PSGT George T. Murray, Stevens Point, WI, HQ Co, 25th Eng Bn
  • SSG Willie L. Thigpen, Crystal Springs, MS, HQ Co, Engineering Support Ctr, Electronics Cmd
  • SSgt Charles E. West, Seattle, WA, 637th Cbt Spt Group
  • SGT John E. Bernard, Binghamton, NY, 518th Sig Co, 1st Signal Bde
  • SP5 Robert L. Clukey, Waterville, ME, HQ, 5th SF Group
  • SGT Howard E. Hurst, San Jose, CA, 241st Sig Det, 34th GS Group
  • SP5 Thomas R. Raschel, Pasadena, CA, 85th Evac Hosp
  • TSgt William B. Weikal, Inglewood, CA, 637th Cbt Spt Group

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 25 May 2008
Last updated 08/10/2009