Auburn Dale McCombHospital Corpsman 2nd Class
MAG-16, 1ST MAW
United States Navy
03 May 1935 - 14 May 1967
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The database page for Auburn Dale McComb
Dale McComb was my Father. I was four years old when he died. We lived in Pensacola and he was stationed at Saufley Field.
I am interested in his unit and any people who may have known him, particularly in Vietnam. I believe that he was on his third tour when he was killed.
An Enlisted Men's Quarters at Saufley field was named for my Dad: "McComb Quarters".
As a kid I used to bike to the base and swim, bowl, and hang out. I loved it there. There was a large photo of my Dad in the common room of McComb Quarters.
The people there would let my sister and me visit. When the base closed my sister got the plaque and the photo, she still lives in Pensacola.
I frequently go to the Wall. I take my dogs, and make a 3-day of it on the mall. I attend the memorial ceremonies.
A memorial from his sons and daughters,
A Note from The Virtual WallThe following is taken from the
USMC/VIETNAM HELICOPTER ASSOCIATION site
While this mission was flown by HMM-361, Petty Officer McComb actually was assigned to Marine Air Group 16. He usually flew with HMM-263, but that squadron was embarked on an LPH of the amphibious ready group at the time.
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There's none better in the business than a Navy Corpsman ..."
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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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