Daley, Raymond Coyle, 1stLt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
7562-Pilot HMM Ch-46 Qualified
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 7562, HMM-164
Service Years
1966 - 1968

First Lieutenant


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Home State
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
West Hartford, CT

Casualty Date
Jul 03, 1968
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fairview Cemetery - West Hartford, Connecticut
Wall/Plot Coordinates
54W 041

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, MARCADS (Pensacola, FL), MARC
 Unit Assignments
  1967-1968, 7562, HMM-164
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1963-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended
United States Naval Academy
  1962-1966, United States Naval Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 54W 041

A recon team had just been inserted and came under heavy attack as the helicopter departed. With utter disregard for his own safety Capt Littler turned back into the LZ to extract the team. At about 100 feet above the zone the CH-46A piloted by Capt Littler was taken under intense automatic weapons fire. The helicopter caught fire in the aft transmission area and at the same time the pilot and the copilot were hit in the neck at the same time by small arms fire. Out of control the A/C crashed to the ground on top of the recon team that the crew had so heroically tried to save. All eight members of the recon team were killed as well as the four crewmembers in the aircraft and one recon man in the aircraft.
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