FAVERTY ALVIS RAY JR
Name: WO1 Alvis Ray Faverty, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/18/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.6
Date of Birth: 01/04/1947
Home City: Alliance, OH
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 240 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-501
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 48W-041
Short Summary: Shot while extracting a LRRP team.
Call sign: Greyhound
Service number: W3160183
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: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 05/02/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
Faverty's aircraft extracted the F/51st Inf LRRPs and the radios were shot out. After pulling the team out, the C&C saw someone on the ground with a full NVA field pack and thought this was another American still on the ground. Eisenhour was working in the area on a DCS mission and volunteered to pull this person out. This aircraft was shot up and flew to an abandoned stripe. Begosh, a CE on one of these ships, Faverty, and Eisehour died from wounds received in this event.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: BEECHWOOD CEMETERY, ALLIANCE, OH
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
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