Coast Guard History

Frequently Asked Questions


 

Who are the Coast Guardsmen who were killed in action in Vietnam?

LTJG David C. Brostrom, commanding officer of the Point Welcome [WPG-82329], was killed in action on 11 August 1966.

EN2 Jerry Phillips, of the Point Welcome [WPG-82329], was killed in action on 11 August 1966.   

LT Jack Rittichier, a Coast Guard exchange pilot attached to the U.S. Air Force's 37th Aerospace & Recovery Squadron, was killed in action on 9 June 1968.

FN Heriberto S. Hernandez, of the Point Cypress [WPG-82326], was killed in action during small boat operations on the Ca Mau Peninsula on 5 December 1968.

ENC Morris S. Beeson, on the Point Orient [WPG-82319], was killed in action during a boarding on 22 March 1969.

EN1 Michael H. Painter was killed in action by a mortar explosion on board the Point Arden [WPG-82309] on 9 August 1969.

LTJG Michael W. Kirkpatrick was killed in action by a mortar explosion on board the Point Arden [WPG-82309] on 9 August 1969.  LTJG Kirkpatrick was the executive officer of the Point Arden.


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