Full Name: FRANK AGUAN SABLAN
Wall Name: FRANK A SABLAN
Date of Birth: 8/3/1950
Date of Casualty: 3/1/1971
Home of Record: PHENIX CITY, ALABAMA
Branch of Service: ARMY
Casualty Country: CAMBODIA
Troops' Remains From Vietnam Era Buried
Thursday Nov 6, 2003
More than three decades after Army Warrant
Officer Paul Black's helicopter
was shot down by the Viet Cong, his remains were buried with those of three
wartime comrades Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery.
About 50 mourners gathered under a drizzling
rain with their hands over their hearts as a horse-drawn caisson carried
the flag-draped casket. It contained the recently identified remains of
Black, along with those from three other men who were on the Huey helicopter
with him when it crashed and burned in Cambodia on March, 1, 1971.
Black, Warrant Officer Robert
Uhl of San Mateo, California, Specialist Gary
David from Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and Specialist Frank
Sablan of Phenix City, Alabama, were on an aerial reconnaissance mission
at the time. Black, 22, was from Central Valley, California.
Black's remains were recovered by the military's
Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in 1995, and then identified in early
January, according to Gina Jackson with the Hawaii-based command.
His comrades' remains were recovered and identified
in 1971, she said.
years after their U.S. Army helicopter was shot down over Cambodia,
remains of four soldiers are carried by a horse-drawn caisson to their
a military funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, Thursday, November 6,
Officer 1st Class Paul Vernon Black, Sergeant First Class Gary Charles
Frank Sablan, and Warrant Officer 1st Class Robert D. Uhl died while
a combat mission near Kampong Cham, Cambodia, March 1, 1971.
remains were identified through DNA analysis
years after Warrant Officer Paul Black's U.S. Army helicopter was shot
Cambodia, his remains are carried by a casket team during a military funeral
National Cemetery November 6, 2003.
Black's remains, found with others in his helicopter, were
through DNA analysis earlier this year.
identified through DNA analysis earlier this year.
years after Warrant Officer Paul Black's U.S. Army helicopter
shot down over Cambodia, his father, Jim Black of Port Orford, Oregon,
is comforted at a military funeral for his son at Arlington National Cemetery
November 6, 2003. Paul Black's remains, found with others in his helicopter,
Courtesy of Barbara McGlynn,
Valentines's Day February 2006
Posted: 6 November 2003 Updated:
11 February 2006