Eric "Ricky" Sackett

FatherFred Sackett Jr (1921-1997)
MotherDell Hughes Mitchell (1921-2006)
Birth1947, Austin, Travis County, TexasG,1
Death1966, VietnamG,1
Eric "Ricky" Sackett
(Src: Robin Zamora)
Eric "Ricky" Sackett, son of Fred Sackett Jr and Dell Hughes Mitchell, was born in Austin, Travis County, TexasG, on 28 February 1947.1 He died aged 18 in VietnamG on 25 January 1966.1
     Ricky was one of 42 US Army troops killed along with 4 crew members when their USAF Fairchild C-123 transport plane crashed shortly after takeoff from An Khe Air Base, Vietnam. The cloud ceiling was just 300 feet and the aircraft, which also carried a load of ammunition and grenades, reportedly suffered an engine fire before crashing into a hillside.1,2

 Notes & Citations

  1. Email from Robin Crockett Mills to Chris Sackett, Sep 2020.
  2. Website Flight Safety Foundation
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line6th great-grandson of Richard Sackett of South Weald, Essex
ChartsLine 6 (English)
Descendants of Henry Sackett (1851–1928)
Last Edited26 Oct 2020

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