Marble Identifies MIA

Documents related to the May 22, 1968, crash of a C-130 in Laos has led Randi Knebel, the 83-year-old mother of CMSgt. Thomas E. Knebel, missing since the Vietnam War, to believe her son died in the crash. The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command has not found human remains for Knebel, his mother believes a marble recovered from the crash site belonged to Knebel, reports the Baxter Bulletin. JPAC has plans next year for a memorial service honoring the transport crew, at least one of which has been identified—CMSgt. John Q. Adam, whose remains were buried last month. According to a report on and another report on other personnel missing from the C-130 crash were Jerry L. Chambers, Calvin C. Glover, William H. Mason, William T. McPhail, Thomas B. Mitchell, Gary Pate, and Melvin D. Rash.