James Albert Pintar
Lance Corporal, United States Marine Corps
H&S CO, 1ST BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
Crown Point, Indiana
19 November 1946 - 08 January 1968
James Albert Pintar is on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Panel 33E Line 092.
31 May 1999
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Lance Corporal James Pintar was one of 45 men - 5 crewmen and 40 passengers - who died when a CH-53A (BuNo 153710) of HMM-463, off course and in fog, slammed into the side of a mountain near Hue (Thua Thien Province). The bodies were not recovered until three weeks later when a reinforced platoon from Alpha 1/3 Marines was able to reach the wreckage on 28 Jan 1968.
Staff Sergeant Bennett W. Olson was buried in Plot S-3811, Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, on 27 June 1968. The other 44 men were buried together on 23 July 1968 in Section 81, Plots 270-272, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri.
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