Frank Eric Sacharanski

First Lieutenant
HML-367, MAG-16, 1ST MAW
United States Marine Corps
24 September 1945 - 25 March 1970
Wayne, NJ
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1ST MAW AH-1 Cobra HML-367
Naval Aviator

Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Frank Sacharanski

The database page for Frank Eric Sacharanski

05 Jun 2003


by his comrades-in-arms from the
USMC/Vietnam Helicopter Association

This was Scarface's saddest day of 1970. Four lieutenants were lost in a horrific midair that took place as the two AH-1Gs were making their break over the runway. Everyone that was at Marble Mountain Airfield when it happened on 25 March 1970 has a vivid memory of this crash. God Bless them, may they forever rest in peace. The photo is from HML-367's 1970 cruise book; it shows 1st Lt Sacharanski (right) with his good friend 1st Lt Toby Gritz.

Semper Fidelis.

George T. Curtis
MGySgt, USMC (Ret)

Toby Gritz and Frank Sacharanski

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Four men of HML-367 died when their AH-1G Cobras collided in flight overhead the Marble Mountain air base:

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
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