Gary Norman Young
A Corpsman named Bill and Gary Young
worked together at the Naval Hospital at
Camp Pendleton before Gary went to Vietnam.
(Photo by another buddy, Chuck Bongers.)
Corpsman, US Navy
11/3/48 to 2/7/69
The Wall: Panel 33W - Row 083
Stephanie Hanson is looking for people who knew her father. His name was
Gary N. Young and served as a Navy Corpsman. Gary arrived in Vietnam on
9/10/68 and worked in the dispensary at MAG-11 for approximately 5 months.
Gary had asked to be assigned as a medic with a Marine Corps helicopter
unit and at the end of January, Gary was finally assigned to Marine Air
Base Squadron 16, which was part of Marine Air Group 16 (helicopter) stationed
at MCAF Marble Mountain, near Da Nang.
Shortly after, on 2/7/69, Gary was with
(Call sign Purple Fox) and the CH-46 helicopter he was crewing as a
flight medic was shot down while on a Medevac mission in Arizona Territory.
Six of the seven aboard were killed. The pilot of that chopper was Ernie
Gary went to Navy boot camp in San Diego, Balboa Naval Hospital in San
Diego for Hospital Corps School and FMF School at Camp Pendleton.
Gary died a few months before his daughter was born. Stephanie was then
adopted, so she knows very little about her Dad. If you knew Gary or had
any ideas on where to find men who did, please send email to Gary's daughter,
Stephanie Hanson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
of the helicopter incident that killed Gary and others.
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