USS Iwo Jima Class Association Message Board

Return back to Message Board

Looking for witnesses to CH-47 crash on Jan 10, 1970 from Larry Markaverich on March 19, 2013 at 07:22:53
Email: Larry Markaverich


I was involved in a helicopter crash of a CH-47 on or about 10JAN1971 while enroute from USS Cleveland to USS Iwo Jima. I was a member of Naval Special Warfare Group ONE with Beach Jumper Unit ONE (BJU-1).

BJU-1 had a classified comm shelter on the Iwo flight deck. I was the ET in support of the shelter electronics. Our unit was TDY on the Iwo from about Sept. 1970 thru about Feb or March 1971. Our personnel lived in the sickbay/dispensary area of the ship.

I am looking for anyone who may have witnessed the crash & pickup of all passengers in an effort to file for VA compensation and to prove my tour in the SE Asia Theater.

Anyone who might be able to send me an email as a witness would be greatly appreciated. I can be contacted at the email address on this posting.

Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

Larry Markaverich
ETN3 -- 1969 - 1973
Beach Jumper Unit ONE

Post Reply to this message

Responses to this entry:
Looking for witnesses to CH-47 crash on Jan 10, 1970 from Rick Starkey on 2013-11-28 14:02:17