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Major James Thomas Egan, USMC
Updated: 19 April 2002
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Returned 1 January 1998
Identified 19 July 2001
The findings were accepted by his family
Charles James Ramsey, USMC
Source: Compiled from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK in 1998.
Other Personnel In
William A. Kimsey
REMARKS: RADIO CONTACT LOST
SYNOPSIS: On January 21, 1968, an 01D aircraft (tail #57-2930) from "Catkillers" (220th Recon Aviation Company) departed the Hue/Phu Bai airfield on a combat support mission (the Marines describe the mission as an "NGF mission over North Vietnam") over the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The crew of the aircraft consisted of U.S. Army WO1 William A. Kimsey, Jr., pilot; and U.S. Marine Capt. Charles J. Ramsay, aerial observer.
The aircraft was
directing Naval gunfire on an active anti-aircraft site when radio
contact was lost. Just prior to radio failure, WO Kimsey reported
that their aircraft had been hit. A Forward Air Controller (FAC)
on station conducted a search for several hours without locating the
crash site or making contact with the crew.
Although there is no substantive information on the crew of the 01D, evidence continues to mount that some Americans are still held prisoner of war. There are nearly 2500 Americans who did not return from Southeast Asia at the end of the war. Some were known to have been taken prisoner. Most can be accounted for by the communist governments of the region.
The Vietnamese have continually raised the issue of accountability in the context of aid and/or diplomatic and trade relations, but the U.S. Government has been reluctant to negotiate on this basis, preferring instead to maintain a strict "humanitarian" level of discussion, which has resulted in the return of few remains, but no American prisoners of war.
Our American soldiers go to war prepared to be wounded, taken prisoner, even prepared to die. They do not go prepared to be abandoned. If there is even ONE American alive, we must do everything possible to bring him home.
The New Jersey
Photo on right shows the names of Charles J. Ramsay and James T. Egan, Jr. , two of the Marines from New Jersey who have never come home
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NASA Photo - Missing Man Formation (3rd Man Out)
at Challenger Memorial Ceremony
Ramsay, Charles J
Charles James Ramsay
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