Final Burial of Recon Team Maryland from MACV-SOG, CCN

US Military Funeral Afghanistan
On 3 November 1969 Recon Team Maryland from MACV-SOG, CCN, was inserted in Laos on a recon mission. The team consisted of Gunther Wald, Bill Brown and Don Shue. The team came under heavy attack and all were mortally wounded. By the time a Bright Light team went in delayed by bad weather all that was found was some web gear. In 2009 a farmer in Laos discovered some remain that were determined by JPAC to be those of Wald, Brown and Shue. Brown and Shue were identified early, returned and buried with full honors.On 30 May 2012, Gunther Wald was finally accounted for.
On 30 August 2012, the members of RT Maryland will be buried together in Arlington National Cemetery. There will be a visitation and service for families and friends on 29 August from 1800 to 2000 at the Robert Murphy Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22203. There will be a formal service at 1100 at the Old Post Chapel on Fort Myer. A caisson will take the remains of Wald, Brown and Shue to their final resting place in Arlington. They will be burried together with full military honors.
Cliff Newman
Administrative Director
Special Forces Association
PO Box 41436
Fayetteville, NC 28309
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