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is honored on Panel 15E, Line 54 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of SP4 Ronald D. Hart

    Posted on 7/7/16 - by
    On February 17, 1967, during the conduct of an Arc Light (B-52) bomb damage assessment, a flight of four helicopters from the Air Cavalry Troop of the 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 4th Infantry Division, were deployed for this mission. Two OH-23 Raven helicopters with two men aboard each aircraft were shot down by enemy ground fire. Rescue efforts the following day resulted in the extraction of one survivor, CAPT Miller of D Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry. The extraction of the burned remains of two other men, pilot WO1 Ernest V. Hensel Jr. and crewman SP4 Ronald D. Hart from aircraft #64-15313, led to the determination that CAPT Miller’s crewmate, WO1 David W. Sooter, was missing in action. CAPT Miller stated that he last saw Sooter after they had sought cover on the evening of February 17th, moving out of sight of their downed helicopter in search of smoke grenades. Sooter, however, had been captured by the enemy. Sooter, who was released in 1973, recalled when his helicopter was suddenly hit, it exploded 50 feet above the trees. Sooter remembers breathing fire and passing out before his burning helicopter hit the trees. When he came to four or five hours later, Sooter was already a prisoner. His captors gave him three days to recover some strength, then marched him to a camp hidden in the jungle about ten miles inside the border of northern Cambodia. He was held there for three years. (More information on David W. Sooter's captivity can be found in the pages of Benjamin Schemmer's 'The Raid' by Avon.) [Taken from,, and]
  • My Uncle Ron the hero!

    Posted on 7/31/14 - by Tracie Hart
    Never met my uncle Ron but have heard stories and have seen lots of pictures. Your picture will always remain on my Facebook! Love you and hope to meet you one day!
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/22/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Ronald David Hart, 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
  • Be at peace

    Posted on 3/11/12 - by Joe Hradil
    You served with my father so long ago. Not a day went by that he didn't think of you. Dad is with you now on the 10th Cav flight line. Rest in peace.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 9/25/06 - by Robert Sage
    Raonald is buried at Evergreen-Washelli Cem, Seattle, WA.
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The Wall of Faces

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