Scott, Dayne York, HM2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Last Primary Designator/NEC
HM-8404-Medical Field Service Technician/FMF Combat Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1968-1968, HM-8404, HMM-161 Phrog Phlyers
Service Years
1952 - 1968
HM-Hospital Corpsman
Four Hash Marks

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hawthorne, CA
Last Address
Hawthorne, CA

Casualty Date
Oct 17, 1968
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Quang Tri
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Inglewood Park Cemetery - Inglewood, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
41W 070

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School Assignments - StaffHMM-161 Phrog Phlyers
  1952-1952, (HM) A School
  1968-1968, HM-8404, HMM-161 Phrog Phlyers
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1960-1968 Vietnam War
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Last Known Activity
The HMM-161 Command Chronology contains the following entries:
"17 Oct 68: 1 aircraft missing in marginal weather at last known position was YD0437, time 1855H."

"18 Oct 68: The missing aircraft since 161855H [sic] was located at 1130H position YD042374. The aircraft was believed to have hit ridge line in clouds and rain showers with 6 persons on board receiving fatal injuries." 

while the Air Group 39 Chronology contains
"17 October 1968. On a medevac mission in mountainous terrain, the CH-46 Med-evac aircraft went inadvertently IFR and crashed. The wreckage was not located until the following day due to weather." 

CH-46D BuNo 154794 crashed on a ridgeline about 12 kilometers southeast of Ca Lu. The six men who died were
  • HMM-161, MAG-39
  • Capt Joseph L. Powell, Alexandria, VA, copilot
  • 1stLt James N. Sweet, South Lima, NY, pilot
  • Cpl John R. Ferrazzano, New Hyde Park, NY, aircrewman
  • LCpl Robert M. Cheek, Wolcottville, IN, crew chief
  • LCpl William D. Frantz, Schuylkill Haven, PA, gunner
H&MS-39, MAG-39
  • HM2 Dayne Y. Scott, Hawthorne, CA, Corpsman
25 Nov 2006
Always my daddy, always my hero.
I have always missed you. God bless you.
Love always,
Brenda Lee
Brenda Lee Scott
Canyon Lake, California

The day was forty- years ago
Forty-years ago I said my final farewell, yet a day never passes without you in my thoughts....
I miss you but I am never going to forget you and what you meant and represented to me In my life.
Take care "My Brother"
Posted by: David Hudson
Relationship: He is my brother
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thanks for the memories
Dear brother,
Once again Oct 17th has arrived.Most of them are not to difficult,yet sometimes I really have a real problem getting thru the date.
Today was like your last mission,as we had darkness,cold and heavy rain.
I will never forget you,as you will always be my Brother.
Posted by: David Hudson
Relationship: He is my brother
Monday, October 17, 2005

My Brother, My Friend, My Hero
Dayne "Scotty" Scott was my older and only brother. I miss him dearly and honor him by cherishing his memory and reminding others of his selfless contributions.
Posted by: Dave Hudson
Relationship: He is my brother
Saturday, December 29, 2001
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