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is honored on Panel 2E, Line 4 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 6/8/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear LT,JG Carl Doughtie,
    Thank you for your service as an Unrestricted Line Officer (Pilot) from the U.S.S. MIDWAY. I am glad you were identified in 1998. Welcome home. Your 53rd anniversary is in 2 days, so sad. We remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Distinguished Flying Cross

    Posted on 6/10/17 - by A Grateful Vietnam Veteran
    Carl Louis Doughtie
    Date of birth: November 18, 1940
    Date of death: MIA: June 10, 1965
    Home of record: Torboro North Carolina
    Status: MIA

    Carl Doughtie graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1963.

    Distinguished Flying Cross

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Lieutenant, Junior Grade Carl Louis Doughtie, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of an aircraft in Attack Squadron TWENTY-FIVE (VA-25), aboard U.S.S. MIDWAY (CVA-41), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in North Vietnam on 10 June 1965. Participating in a mission against the Than Hoi power plant, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Doughtie pressed home damaging attacks in the face of heavy and accurate anti-aircraft fire, which ultimately cost him his life. His airmanship, courage and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

    General Orders: All Hands (August 1966)

    Action Date: June 10, 1965

    Service: Navy

    Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade

    Company: Attack Squadron 25 (VA-25)

    Division: U.S.S. Midway (CVA-41)
  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 6/10/13 - by Curt Carter

    Dear LTJG Carl Louis Doughtie, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter

  • We Remember

    Posted on 1/18/11 - by Robert Sage
    Carl is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. DFC PH
  • Thank you Sir

    Posted on 5/6/03 - by Donald Lytle
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Carl Louis Doughtie, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

    Again, thank you LTJG Doughtie, for a job well done!


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