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Name: MAJ Wayne Reuben Hyatt
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/18/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 36.6
Date of Birth: 06/28/1934
Home City: Hanceville, AL
Service: regular component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Unit: HMH-463
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 05W-116
Short Summary: Flight control failure. Exploded in the air while returning to Marble Mountain. With 1LT Strather F. Wood.
Aircraft: CH-53D tail number 156667
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7564 = Pilot CH-53A/D Qualified
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Started Tour: 10/17/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 12
Location: Thua Thien 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 02/21/1994

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