MGySgt Edward R. Storm
January 8, 1930 – December 29, 1969
Born on 8 January, 1930, MGySgt Edward R. Storm was originally from Portland Oregon. On December 29, 1969, MGySgt Storm died when the CH46 he was flying in crashed in Quang Nam Province Vietnam.
MGySgt Storm was in Phu Bi at the 8th Radio Research Field Station (RRFS) assigned to Company L, Marine Support Battalion. Company L was part of 2nd Radio. Chief Gates, was also killed while TAD there at the time.
MGySgt Storm lived in Pensacola, 1967-69 at the time he deployed to Vietnam, which suggest he was probably stationed at Corry Station serving as an instructor before his deployment. His neighbors in Pensacola remember him as “a splendid father,” “a great neighbor” and “a scout master.” Sadly, MGySgt Storm’s son, 1st LT Dustin Storm, was killed in 1982 when his F4 crashed.
The location of MGySgt Storm’s name can be found on the Vietnam memorial wall on Panel 15W, Row 105.
MGySgt Storm was one of 10 U.S. Marines assigned to the 1st Radio Battalion that was KIA in Vietnam. The names of the other nine men are listed below and will be honored on the date of their birth on this blog.
Capt James Westley Ayers May 26, 1967 age 32
SSGT Alfred T Dwyer May 26, 1967 age 33
CPL Stephen Lee Traughber Sep 10, 1967 age 21
LCPL Larry Allan Jones Apr 24, 1968 age 19
CPL Walter James Dancer May 3, 1968 age 22
CPL William Ivan Inman May 3, 1968 age 22
SGT Paul Jay Kingery May 13, 1968 age 22
SGT Larry Wade Duke Mar 10, 1970 age 22
SGT Robert Hrisoulis Jan 21, 1971 age 20