DYER ORRIN LEONARD JR

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Name: CW2 Orrin Leonard Dyer, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/03/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 38.6
Date of Birth: 07/01/1929
Home City: Rumney, NH
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHB DIV ARTY 4 INF
Prior Unit: 189 AHC 67-68
Major organization: 4th Infantry Division
Flight class: 67-6
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 37E-006
Aircraft: OH-23G tail number 64-15300
Service number: W2216975
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 06/16/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 18
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
WO Orrin Dyer from Rummel, NH was one of our pilots who lost his life at Dak To. WO Dyer had 4 children and I can't imagine the grief that family went through on that Feb. day in 1968. Larry S. was with Orrin that day and I know he is fortunate to be with us today. Larry remembers more from that day than he probably wants to....and I feel for him. It was on this sight that I found Larry, and we converse often. There are many stories, a lot of them sad ones, but I know Orrin Dyer loved life and was a happy man who spoke often of his children. He joked, loved to sit up at night and chat, and was concerned for the safety of all of us. We can honor these men by remembering their bravery and telling others about them. I challenge everyone to tell a good story about a VN friend in their honor. Let us not forget any veteran from any war. God Bless and welcome home brothers ps. I am in contact even today with that young AO Larry Skoglund who was the WIA with Orrin that day. I spoke with WO Dyer's family a couple of years ago and reminded them how much he spoke and loved them. Thanks for keeping records. From: Paul Gardner

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: HIGHLAND CEMETERY, RUNNEY, NH
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 12/26/2005


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