Hello my name is Daniel G. Abeyta.
My father was a Crew Chief with HMM 364 in Vietnam.
Stationed out of El Toro Marine base in Tustin, ca. He was also part of the "Big Team" recovering the astronauts in Project Mercury with HMM-161. I remember when I was growing up that it seemed he was always on a mission somewhere in the world.
He retired out as a USMC Master Gunnery Sergeant after 32 years of service.
He passed on March 16, 2012 of Lymphoma turned Leukemia. My mother and he were married for 60 years.
Attached are a few pictures from the archives at our home. Many more are available.
I do this in memory of my dad. A great man.