Home
Up
OUR GUIDES
ARCHIES ANGELS
CRUISE BOOK  61-62
HISTORY
THE MEN
MEMORIAL
REMEMBRANCE
THE AIRCRAFT
CRUISE BOOK 66
CRUISE BOOK 68
NEWSLETTERS
THE STORIES
UAMF

 

Memorial Prayer  Used in the HMM 362 Cruise Book

June 8th, 1966

Kenneth Neil Mac Beth

 Crew

 

 

Summary:  Pilot was Joe Vignere.  His log indicates a/c was 148783.    A/C departed Ky Ha late afternoon and was gone only a few minutes when Joel  saw an elderly man step out of a hooch and fire a couple of rounds.  As he was telling the pilot what he saw, the c/c reported that Mc Beth had been hit.  They returned immediately, logged time being .4 hrs.  Joel indicated Ken was shot through the zipper, Burt Palmer indicated under the armpit, neither really excluding the other.

 

Regarding your request for information. I was the co-pilot on the "routine"  medevac on which Mac Beth was killed. I do not remember any of the other  crew member names. It was a twilight launch and not far from Ky Ha I looked  out the window as we were passing over this small village and saw what appeared to be an older man step out of a hut and could see several muzzle  flashes from his weapon. I had just informed the HAC when the crew chief  called on the intercom and said Mac Beth had been hit. We returned to Ky Ha  immediately but he had probably died almost at once as the bullet had  penetrated the zipper on his older style flak vest in the upper chest area.  

Joel Vignere 12-27-00

 

I remember Macbeth very vividly and often in my thoughts, because the night in question he tried to get me to take his med-evac mission due to the fact that he only had a week to go before his deros, however other factors prevailed and I could  not entertain his request.    Sorry I canít recall  the ship number.

At times his face and name appears in my silent thoughts, especially when I get  into the suds.    However, me being a positive type, I just tuck it in and keep pushing forward.

 Iíll never forget when I arrived at Ky Ha in April 66 I was assigned to the same  tent in which Mac was billeted, he was a sandy/red head, ruddy complexion guy and  very helpful to me breaking in as a crew chief.  The tent area at that time was out on  the point by the beach, no floors, just wood pallets for our piece of shit racks/cots.  He also had a pretty good friend that was from Guam, his last name was Cruz.

Terry Mann 12-28-00

 

To learn more click here.

                                   SEMPER FIDELIS MARINES

                                 

                                        Copyright HMM362.ORG and the UGLY ANGELS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
                                               SITE DESIGN, "SGT. BRAD" RYTI
                                                  Updates, corrections or comments to UGLYEDITOR@GMAIL.COM