Virgil Byron TerwilligerLance Corporal
HMM-163, MAG-16, 1ST MAW
United States Marine Corps
08 May 1946 - 13 March 1967
Mc Clure, Ohio
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The database page for Virgil Byron Terwilliger
REMEMBEREDby Roy Wallis
Virgil's father, Arthur Esty Terwilliger, joined him and our Mother May 5, 2005. We asked Dad to take our love to them.
Virgil is never far from my thoughts. His brothers and sister will take his memory with us as we lay our father to rest.
Your birthday is tomorrow, so happy birthday.
From your loving sister,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 13 March 1967 a UH-34D (BuNo 150574) from HMM-163 was tasked with an emergency extraction of a reconnaissance team. The UH-34D was crewed by
The badly burned pilots could not be medevaced until the next day, when they were picked up for evacuation to the hospital ship USS REPOSE where Major Samaras died of his injuries on 19 March 1967. 2ndLt Swete recovered from extensive second degree burns and continued to serve in the Marine Corps until his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Last updated 08/10/2009