In Memoriam

During the time the Rattlers and Firebirds served in Vietnam, 55 of our men died in the service of their country. Let us never forget their sacrifice. Below, you will see a list of the men in order of their loss.

You may click on a man's name to open a page dedicated to him.

On a man's individual page, you may see comments left by others and leave your own comments, or memories. Names shown with a Page has comments already have one or more comments.


Men Who Died While Serving With The Rattlers & Firebirds

Name Born Died

JERRY WAYNE OSBORN Page has comments

Mar 16, 1945 Apr 1, 1965

MARSHALL RAY FRIZZELL Page has comments

Dec 1, 1931 Feb 20, 1966

RICHARD P. LANCASTER, JR. Page has comments

Jan 16, 1943 Feb 20, 1966

RICHARD WAYNE MCGEE Page has comments

May 22, 1947 Jul 1, 1966

HUGH CAMPBELL GALBRAITH Page has comments

Jul 23, 1932 Jul 24, 1966

ROBERT LEE BANKS Page has comments

Feb 22, 1945 Aug 27, 1966

RANDALL DUMON HOWELL Page has comments

May 9, 1941 Aug 27, 1966

WILLIAM DEWITT PERKINS, JR. Page has comments

May 29, 1933 Aug 27, 1966

EVERETT PORTER RUNNELLS Page has comments

Nov 4, 1946 Aug 27, 1966

ROBERT L. PRUHS Page has comments

Apr 15, 1945 Oct 14, 1966

LESLIE DON MOSES Page has comments

Apr 25, 1946 Nov 4, 1966

ERNEST PALMIERI Page has comments

Feb 14, 1946 Dec 8, 1966

THOMAS MICHAEL NOWACK Page has comments

Jul 18, 1946 Feb 6, 1967

WILLIAM JAY ROBBINS Page has comments

Jan 8, 1943 Feb 6, 1967

RANCE A. KIRBY Page has comments

Feb 12, 1939 Mar 26, 1967

RUSSELL LINDSEY ROBBINS Page has comments

Apr 7, 1942 May 2, 1967

KENNETH CHARLES HURSE Page has comments

Aug 31, 1944 Jun 12, 1967

GARY LEE TAYLOR Page has comments

Nov 27, 1945 Jun 12, 1967

ROBERT THOMAS MCDANIEL Page has comments

Aug 17, 1945 Jul 5, 1967

JAMES ANTON MORRISON Page has comments

Apr 29, 1947 Sep 12, 1967

EFRAIN JULIO ROBLEDO Page has comments

Feb 27, 1947 Sep 12, 1967

ROBERT GARCIA Page has comments

Jun 7, 1948 Sep 14, 1967

MICHAEL ALAN BIRD Page has comments

Oct 23, 1947 Oct 14, 1967

LARRY WESLEY MACK Page has comments

Oct 20, 1944 Apr 20, 1968

JOHN ARLINGTON RODGERS Page has comments

Jul 6, 1942 Apr 20, 1968

CHARLES MICHAEL COTTON Page has comments

Jul 13, 1946 Jun 19, 1968

JOHN C. SHERIN, III Page has comments

Jun 9, 1941 Oct 2, 1968

ALLAN RAY WALSH Page has comments

Mar 8, 1945 Oct 2, 1968

FRED ZIMRI WASHBURN Page has comments

Oct 11, 1944 Oct 2, 1968

DONALD LEE WESTER Page has comments

Mar 15, 1948 Oct 2, 1968

DONALD FREDERICK CORNELL Page has comments

Nov 7, 1946 Nov 23, 1968

PAUL ROSARIO LO FORTI Page has comments

Apr 30, 1946 Nov 23, 1968

PAUL ROGER LUKINS Page has comments

Nov 30, 1943 May 13, 1969

STEWART JAMES LAVIGNE Page has comments

Dec 4, 1950 Aug 19, 1969

STEPHEN LEE MARTINO Page has comments

Dec 23, 1949 Aug 19, 1969

JOHN DAVID PLUMMER Page has comments

Nov 15, 1949 Aug 19, 1969

GERALD LEON SILVERSTEIN Page has comments

Jun 23, 1943 Aug 19, 1969

GEORGE DEWEY BROOKSHIRE Page has comments

May 23, 1950 Sep 1, 1969

BARRY KENNETH ALEXANDER Page has comments

Sep 11, 1947 Sep 22, 1969

JOHNNIE LEE WILLIAMS, JR. Page has comments

Dec 11, 1944 Sep 22, 1969

DAVID ROLLAND JACKSON Page has comments

Nov 23, 1942 Sep 25, 1969

JOHN ROBERT RANKIN Page has comments

Jul 22, 1948 Nov 15, 1969

WALTER DAVID ROMERO Page has comments

Jan 31, 1946 Nov 15, 1969

WAYNE CLOUSE ALLEN Page has comments

Mar 17, 1948 * Aug 14, 1970

HERBERT CHARLES CROSBY Page has comments

May 30, 1947 * Nov 05, 1974

FRANCIS GEORGE GRAZIOSI Page has comments

Jan 10, 1951 * Feb 20, 1979

GEORGE ANDREWS HOWES Page has comments

Jun 16, 1950 * Nov 06 1978

PAUL JOSEPH JAMES Page has comments

Apr 23, 1948 Mar 7, 1970

STEPHEN LESLIE LANE Page has comments

May 9, 1944 Mar 7, 1970

BUFORD ELLIS SUMNER Page has comments

Sep 4, 1948 Mar 21, 1970

JAMES DREW SCHMIDT Page has comments

Jun 17, 1949 Jul 17, 1970

JAMES CHRISTOF BECKER Page has comments

Apr 18, 1944 Aug 15, 1970

PETER ALDEN SCHMIDT Page has comments

Nov 7, 1949 Aug 15, 1970

CRAIG ALAN SCHMITZ Page has comments

Jan 20, 1947 Aug 31, 1970

HARRY KENDALL HARRIS, JR. Page has comments

Jul 11, 1932 Jul 26, 1971

* These four men were lost when their aircraft went down on January 10, 1970. They were classified as missing in action at that time. The dates of their death indicated above are what is shown in the government database. You can see more information about the loss of Firebird 91.

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