Hyatt, Wayne Reuben, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary MOS
7564-Pilot Ch-53 A/D Qualified
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 7564, HMH-463
Service Years
1959 - 1971

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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1934
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by 1stLt Lawrence G. Ward (Mustanger aka SSJO)-Deceased to remember Marine Maj Wayne Reuben Hyatt.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hanceville
Last Address
Hanceville

Casualty Date
Feb 18, 1971
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Thua Thien
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Hopewell Cemetery - Hanceville, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
05W 116

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1959, Officer Candidate School (Quantico, VA), 1-59
  1959, MARCADS (Pensacola, FL)
 Unit Assignments
HMH-463
  1970-1971, 7564, HMH-463
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
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Last Known Activity
Major Hyatt was the aircraft comander of Marine CH-53D (BuNo 156667) . He served with HMH-463.  He was killed along with his four crew and three passengers in the crash of the CH-53. near  Doi Dian, Thua Thien Province, RVN enroute to Marble Mountain, Da Nang Air Base.

Crew:
Cpl Larry R. Hatter, (gunner)
Major Wayne R. Hyatt (aircraft commander)
Sgt. Allen K. McElfresh, (crew chief)
Sgt. William C. Odom Jr.,  (gunner)
1st Lt. Strather F. Wood, (co pilot)

Passengers:
SSgt. Richard T. Baker, MAG-16 1st MAW
Sgt. Richard A. Lillie, H&HS-1 MWHG-1/1st MAW
Sgt. Gregory A. Sloat, Gregory , H&HS-1, MWHG-1
SFC James A. Long, MACV Advisory Team-1, U.S. Army

Note: According to the Command Chronology for February 1971, the unit was committed to Operation Dewey Canyon II/Lam Son 719.
   
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