George Elton WallAirman
VA-106, CVW-17, USS FORRESTAL
United States Navy
17 May 1945 - 29 July 1967
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The database page for George Elton Wall
I was in boot camp with George, February 4 1966 - April 30 1966, CO 083 in San Diego.
God bless you George, sleep with the angels.
Your friend, Carlos
Carlos X. Esqueda
A Note from The Virtual Wall
USS FORRESTAL arrived on Yankee Station in the Gulf of Tonkin on 25 July 1967 and immediately began combat operations. The first four days were routine; the fifth day, 29 July, was not.
At 10:52 AM a 5-inch Zuni rocket accidentally fired across the crowded flight deck, impacting an armed A-4 Skyhawk. The resulting explosions and fires raged for 13 hours and more, killing 135 crewmen with hundreds more injured.
More information and a list of the dead are on The Virtual Wall's
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 09 Aug 2007
Last updated 11/13/2010