In Memoriam


Larry O. Marchbank
Larry O. Marchbank
Class of 1961


The Virginian-Pilot, Thursday, March 19, 1970

Larry O. Marchbank, 27, In Vietnam Plane Crash

Virginia Beach - Larry Overton Marchbank, 27, a Navy aviation electronics technician first class of 208 Green Springs Court, Windsor Woods, died Monday at Da Nag, Vietnam, in the crash of a four-engine Navy electronics spy plane.

Twenty-two of the plane's crew were killed and nine injured when the plane exploded in flames as it was landing. Marchbank, who had eight years in the Navy, was stationed at Atsugi, Japan.

A native of Kansas City, Mo., he was a son of Richard Irvin Marchbank and the late Mrs. Gracie Ellen Marchbank. He lived in Tidewater most of his life.

He was a graduate of Cradock High School and a member of Cradock Presbyterian Church.

Besides his father, surviving are two brothers, Kenneth R. Marchbank and Mark C. Marchbank of Virginia Beach.

Funeral arrangements are being made by Simiele Funeral Home.



Vietnam War: U.S. Military Casualties, 1956-1998
Name: Larry Overton Marchbank
Birth Date: 14 Oct 1942
Death Date: 16 Mar 1970
Gender: Male
Age: 27
Race: Caucasian
Home City: Portsmouth
Home State: Virginia
Religion: Protestant- No Denominational Preference
Marital Status: Single (Spouse Not Listed)
SSN/Service #: 228521148
Citizen Status: U.S.

Death Date: 16 Mar 1970
Processed Date: Mar 1970
Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
Casualty Type: Non-Hostile - Died of Other Causes
Casualty Reason: Aircraft Loss/Crash Not at Sea
Casualty Air: Fixed Wing Air Casualty - Other Aircrew
Body Status: Body Recovered
Service Branch: Department of the Navy
Component: Regular (RA, USN, USAF, USMC, USCG)
Pay Grade: Specialist Sixth Class (U.S. Army) or Staff Sergeant (U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps) or Technical Sergeant (U.S. Air Force) or Grade/Rate Abbreviations With First Column: Any Entry; Second Column: Any Entry; Third Column: 1; Fourth Column: Blank (U.S. Navy
Province: Military Region 1 - Quang Nam
Length of Service : 08
Service Occupation: Not specified
Data Source: Combat Area Casualties Current File