Raymond Vince DeBlasio Jr.

Vietnam War
UnitTactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 130
RankLieutenant U.S. Navy
Entered Service FromWest Hempstead New York
Date of DeathJune 18 1971
StatusMissing In Action
Courts of the Missing
Lieutenant DeBlasio, U.S. Naval Reserve, was a member of Detachment 3, Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 130, Carrier Air Wing 19 aboard the aircraft carrier USS ORISKANY (CVA-34). On June 18, 1971, he was a crewman in a Special Electronic Tanker (EKA-3B) on an operational flight over North Vietnam. After launch the aircraft suffered mechanical failure and crashed into the Gulf of Tonkin. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.