Van Regenmorter, Ronald Ray, CPT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
4823-Aircraft Maintenance Officer
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 4823, 8th Support Battalion/B Company
Service Years
1954 - 1967

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Home State
South Dakota
South Dakota
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Souix Falls , SD
Last Address
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Casualty Date
Jan 12, 1967
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Hills of Rest Memorial Park - Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
14E 019

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 National Guard Awards

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1958, Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS) (Fort Rucker, AL)
  1958, Aviation Warrant Officer Rotary Wing Course (Fort Wolters, TX)
 Unit Assignments
Aviation Center and SchoolOrdnance Units196th Infantry Brigade (Light) Brigade Support, 196th Infantry Brigade (Light)
  1958-1958, 2518, Aviation Center and School
  1966-1967, 1981, HHC, 725th Maintenance Battalion
  1966-1967, 2518, 196th Infantry Brigade (Light) /HHC
  1967-1967, 4823, 8th Support Battalion/B Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
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Last Known Activity

Dave  Rigney
Fellow Officer in Viet Nam
B Co. 8th Combat Spt Battalion, 196 Lt. Inf. Brigade Mountain View CA 94040 USA
My Respected Colleague
I was one of the last people to see Cpt. Van Regenmorter before his death. It was at dinner before he and Sgt. Shea tested a chopper that was in for maintenance. And I was there as my colleagues pulled Cpt. Van and Sgt Shea from the crash. It was so sad as Cpt. Van was about to end his tour of duty in RVN and return home to his wife and 4 yeaqr old daughter. I think of you often, Cpt. Van and have on several occasions gently moved my fingers across your name engraved into the Viet Nam Memorial. I hope your wife and daughter recovered and led happy lives with your memory in their thoughts.
Jan 5, 2008

Captain Regenmorter entered the service in June 1954.

In Vietnam, he served with B Company, 8th Support Battalion, 196th Infantry Brigade, 23rd Infantry Division. He was killed in the crash of his OH-23G #62-03800.  A/C was on a test flight.
He left a wife and two children at his passing.

just a friend

Posted on 9/10/00 - by jerry winstead
ronald van regenmorter was my CO in Hawaii, before he went over to vietnam. he was not only my CO, he was a friend and one of the boys. He made being in the army enjoyable and was on top of things. He was just a great person and will always be remembered> jerry

I never really knew CPT Van,  I met him only once while working at the O'Club.  I didn't normally care to associate with officers, but you could tell instantly, He was a Great Guy!  I was on R&R when their ship went down.  It really struck me.  I still think of him and Sgt Shea.

SSG Norman Thibodeau
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Oct 10, 2014

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