Dye, Daniel Grover, SP 5

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Last Rank
Specialist 5
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
67N20-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1971-1971, 116th Aviation Company (AHC)
Service Years
1970 - 1971

Specialist 5



Three Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1952
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cupertino
Last Address
Cupertino

Casualty Date
Oct 22, 1971
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
02W 047 / Plot: Section X Site 375

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 Unit Assignments
240th Aviation Company (AHC), 214th Aviation Battalion23rd Infantry Division (Americal)14th Combat Aviation Battalion (14th CAB)116th Aviation Company (AHC)
  1969-1970, 67N10, 240th Aviation Company (AHC), 214th Aviation Battalion
  1971-1971, 67N20, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
  1971-1971, 67N20, 14th Combat Aviation Battalion (14th CAB)
  1971-1971, 116th Aviation Company (AHC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/Consolidation I Campaign (1971)
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Note from Profile Admin: According to a tribute posted by a fellow crewmember in the 240th AHC (see attached), SP5 Dye had served a previous tour in Vietnam with that unit (exact dates not specified), then went to Germany, then came back for a 2nd tour in Vietnam with the 116th AHC.
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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16917
Incident number: 711022151ACD Accident case number: 711022151 Total loss or fatality Accident
The station for this helicopter was Marble Mountain in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 4 . . Injured = 4 . . Passengers = 5
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )

Crew Members:
AC WO1 BARNES ROY DWIGHT KIA
P WO1 BRANNON PAT GERARD KIA
CE SP5 DYE DANIEL GROVER KIA (CE = Crew Chief)
G E4 WC LYLE

Passengers and/or other participants:
E4 MJ PETERSON, PAX, D
E4 RJ SIMONSE, PAX, D
O3 RR BROWN, LCO, G
SGT MAGGIO RANDALL EUGENE, AR, PX, KIA
O2 HL ROBERTSON, PAX, D


Accident Summary:

 AIRCRAFT WAS FLYING A RESUPPLY MISSION. THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED FROM THE CHU LAI AIRFIELD TO THE PROPOSED RESUPPLY POINT IN ELEPHANT VALLEY ABOUT 15 MILES TO THE NORTHWEST. THE WEATHER WHICH WAS ALREADY BAD BECAME WORSE FORCING THE AIRCRAFT TO FLY LOW LEVEL AND FINALLY ABORT THE FIRST ATTEMPT OF THE RESUPPLY. THE AIRCRAFT RETURNED TO THE CHU LAI AREA AND CHOSE A NEW ROOUTE. THE NEW ROUTE WAS UP A VALLEY AND AGAIN WEATHER FORCED THE AIRCRAFT TO FLY LOW LEVEL. THE AIRCRAFT FINALLY FLEW INTO IFR CONDITIONS AND DURING THE FOLLOWING SECONDS CRASHED INTO THE SIDE OF THE VALLEY.\\

This record was last updated on 09/20/1998


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Date posted on this site: 10/03/2015

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Remains:  Body Was Recovered

Note from Profile Admin: while SP5 Dye's gravestone indicates he was with the 223rd Aviation Bn. This must be an error, as the Vietnam Hel. Pilots Assoc. website states that all companies in the 223rd were airplane companies. Two other sources (the Coffelt Database and the Virtual Wall) state that he was in fact with the 116th AHC, 14th Aviation Bn, Americal Div. at the time he was killed.
   
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