Byassee, Norman Kelly, EN2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1970-1970, EN-0000, River Assault Squadron-13 (RIVRON-13)/River Assault Division 131 (RIVDIV 131)
Service Years
1967 - 1970

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Litchfield Park, AZ
Last Address
Litchfield Park. AZ

Casualty Date
Feb 26, 1970
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
An Giang (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Resthaven Park West Cemetery - Glendale, Arizona
Wall/Plot Coordinates
13W 056

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2014, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2014, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

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 Duty Stations
River Assault Squadron-13 (RIVRON-13)/River Assault Division 131 (RIVDIV 131)
  1970-1970, EN-0000, River Assault Squadron-13 (RIVRON-13)/River Assault Division 131 (RIVDIV 131)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1970 Vietnam War
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  REMEMBERED by Your Loving Sister, Mary E. Dwyer-Bach
  Jul 06, 2014, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The US Naval Forces Vietnam History for February 1970 contains the following entry:
"The Naval Air Facility, Cam Ranh Bay, Detachment Ton Son Nhut, reported the crash of a UH-34D helicopter due to unknown causes six miles north of Long Xuyen Airfield. The three crewmembers and six passengers were killed."
The accident occurred on 26 Feb 1970 and was the result of a mechanical failure. The nine men killed in the crash were
  • Aircrew, all assigned to NAF Cam Ranh Bay:
    • LT Bernard L. Lefevre, North Hollywood, CA
    • LTJG Henry Hudson, Daly City, CA
    • ADR3 George A. Young, Robesonia, PA
  • Passengers:
    • EN2 Norman K. Byassee, Litchfield Park, AZ, River Division 131
    • EN2 David P. Hoffman, Florissant, MO, Mine Division 113
    • EM3 Ronald S. Bay, Phoenix, AZ, NAVSUPPACT Saigon
    • EN3 Robert L. Fallows, Charlotte, NC, NAVSUPPACT Saigon
    • RM3 Frank B. Glendenning, Bethany, MO, NAVSUPPACT Saigon
    • CS3 Archie C. Wabschall, Hood River, OR, NAVSUPPACT Saigon
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