Name: WO1 Ralph Olen Daugherty, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/17/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.2
Date of Birth: 08/19/1947
Home City: Decatur, GA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/377 ART 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-9
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 41W-070
Short Summary: Crashed in water at night after take off from destroyer USS Eversole following a Naval gun fire mission. Drowned. Body recovered 28 Oct.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16224
Call sign: GUNNER
Service number: W3161110
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/16/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Offshore, MR 1 Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed at sea
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
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