LCD Lynwood Hart Duncan was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 05/20/1979 at the age of 33.4 from A/C accident
Oxford, NC
Date of Birth 12/30/1945
Served in the U.S. Navy
Served in Vietnam with HA(L)-3 DET 4 in 71-72
Call sign in Vietnam SEAWOLF
This information was provided by Dan Arnes

More detail on this person: Washington Post, May 21, 1979

LONDONDERRY, N.H., May 20 (AP)--A U.S. Navy helicopter crashed "in a ball of fire" today and killed all five crew members aboard, authorities said.

Master Sgt. James Duncan of Pease Air Force in Newington said there were no survivors.

Duncan said the craft took off Sunday morning from Norfolk Naval Air Station en route to Brunswick Naval Air Station in Maine.

The dead, all Navy personnel living in the Norfolk area were Lt. Cmdr. Lynwood H. Duncan, 34, originally of Greensboro, N.C.; Lt. Cmdr. James P. Hogan, 34, of Davenport, Iowa; Lt. Paul Melotte, 31, of Funkstown, Md; Petty Officer Second Class Michael J. Kennedy, 25, of Warminster, Pa., and Airman Apprentice Paul J. Dellas, 21, of San Jose, Calif.

The Navy H2 helicopter went down in a field near a sparsely populated residential area in the northern part of this community of about 12,000 south of Manchester.

The Londonderry fire dispatcher said the craft was "a ball of fire" after it hit the ground, but it did not endanger any homes in the area.

Burial information: Elmwood Cemetery in Oxford, NC

This information was last updated 05/18/2016

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