ANTHONY W. STANCIL, 1LT, USMC

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Anthony Stancil '86

Date of birth: June 1, 1964

Date of death: July 27, 1990

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

1986 Stancil LB.jpg

Loss

From USMC / Combat Helicopter & Tiltrotor Association:

In Southern California, a UH-1N Huey helicopter crashed in the Chocolate Mountain Bombing Range, about 55 miles northwest of the Marine Corps Air Station at Yuma, Ariz., said Capt. Mary Baldwin, a Camp Pendleton spokeswoman.

The helicopter's pilot, Maj. Bob Maguire, and co-pilot, Lt. Tony Stancil, were killed in the crash, Baldwin said.

The Huey was carrying practice rockets and small-caliber ammunition, Rodriguez said.

Submitted by Alan H Barbour, Historian, Historian, USMC Combat Helicopter Association
Source: Houston Chronicle Archives - July 29, 1990

Crash was on July 27, 1990.

There were a total of four aircraft on site when the accident occurred. Two Cobras’ were flying high, popping flares for illumination, while two Huey’s were attacking simulated ground targets. As the first Huey was breaking off the second Huey was rolling in hot when a mechanical failure occurred and the aircraft crashed. Both pilots were killed on impact. Three other crew members sustained moderate injuries and were medevaced to Yuma Regional Medical Center. Allen Herring, Involved

Note

Gravestone has Captain; Memorial Hall has 1LT. USMC / Combat Helicopter & Tiltrotor Association has Captain, and also USMCR.


Class of 1986

Anthony is one of 8 members of the Class of 1986 in Memorial Hall.