Francis Edward Visconti

HMM-362, MAG-36, 1ST MAW
United States Marine Corps
16 October 1934 - 15 October 1973
Syracuse, New York
Panel 03E Line 109




Naval Aviator

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

The database page for Francis Edward Visconti

02 Mar 2005

Dear Frank,
Your heart lives on. Fly high and rest well.
Semper Fi and God Bless,
Arlene and Family

Arlene Marine
Valdosta, Georgia

25 Sep 2005

I purchased an MIA bracelet for Major Francis E. Visconti a few years ago and I wear it every day. I purchased it to honor him and to help with the financial effort to search for missing men and women who have served our great country and paid the ultimate price. I hope that by wearing Major Visconti's bracelet I remind those around me that "We will never forget". God bless the missing and their families.

Jack Marino
US Navy 1967

John A. Marino
64 Holly Avenue, Lynn, Ma. 01904

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The Marine Air Group 36 (MAG-36) Command Chronology for November 1965 contains the following entry:
"22 November 1965 - An emergency lift was made by HMM-362 to relieve the ARVN outpost at THACH TRU, south of Quang Ngai. The mission was successfully completed in very poor weather conditions which apparently caused the loss of YL-36, last seen in IFR conditions in a climbing turn at night over the sea, northeast of Quang Ngai. To date no sign of the aircraft or crew has been found, and it is assumed that it crashed at sea with the loss of all hands: 1stLt F VISCONTI, 1stLt R A MILLER, Cpl V J PIRKER and Cpl J E DOUGLAS."
"YL-36" was the side number for UH-34D Bureau Number 147180. All four crewmen were carried as Missing in Action, and promoted while in that status, until the Secretary of the Navy approved Presumptive Findings of Death for them on the dates indicated below:

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