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Name: MAJ Ralph Marion Dryden, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/28/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 35.5
Date of Birth: 01/14/1933
Home City: Kailua, HI
Service: regular component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Unit: HMH-463
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 50W-023
Short Summary: During a combat resupply mission, aircraft was observed to be on fire in flight, crashed and burned.
Aircraft: CH-53A tail number 153284
Service number: 069888
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7564 = Pilot CH-53A/D Qualified
Started Tour: 03/26/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 12
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
This record was last updated on 11/06/2013

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Date posted on this site: 11/13/2023

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