MELVIN C DYE
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HONORED ON PANEL 40E, LINE 19 OF THE WALL

MELVIN CARNILLS DYE

WALL NAME

MELVIN C DYE

PANEL / LINE

40E/19

DATE OF BIRTH

05/22/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/19/1968

HOME OF RECORD

CARLETON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Monroe County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

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LEFT FOR MELVIN CARNILLS DYE
POSTED ON 2.15.2006
POSTED BY: Arnold M. Huskins

An American hero

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www.n8elq.com/heros.html
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POSTED ON 12.26.2005
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS FINE YOUNG UNITED STATES ARMY AVIATION SERVICEMAN, WHO REMAINS AS BEING MISSING IN ACTION, WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE



SERGEANT FIRST CLASS

DOUGLAS JOHN GLOVER


served with


MILITARY ASSISTANCE COMMAND, VIETNAM

STUDIES AND OBSERVATION GROUP

COMMAND AND CONTROL, NORTH

5th SPECIAL FORCES

1st SPECIAL FORCES GROUP



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Other Personnel In Incident:


STAFF SERGEANT

MELVIN CARNILLS DYE


and


STAFF SERGEANT

ROBERT SMITH GRIFFITH


both of whom served with the


57th ASSAULT AVIATION COMPANY

52nd AVIATION BATTALION

17th AVIATION GROUP

1st AVIATION BRIGADE


( all remain as being Missing In Action )



Melvin Carnills Dye was the Engineer / Crew Chief and Robert Smith Griffith the Door Gunner aboard a BELL UH1H IROQUOIS helicopter performing an emergency extraction mission in Laos to rescue a reconnaissance patrol consisting of two Special Forces soldiers and four indigenous personnel assigned to MACV - SOG.

The ' HUEY ' aircraft carried a crew of four.

Douglas John Glover was one of the Special Forces personnel aboard.

As the helicopter picked up the team in rugged jungle covered mountains, approximately 4 miles southwest of the Laos / South Vietnam border, and 40 miles east-northeast of Attopeu City, Attopeu Province, Laos, it received a heavy volume of small arms fire.

As the aircraft lifted from the ground it is not known whether it was hit by hostile fire or if a skid struck a tree, which made the helicopter then nose over, impacting the ground, exploding, and bursting into flames.

The approximate location was about 25 miles northwest of Dak Seang and 30 miles northwest of Dak To, South Vietnam.

One of the reconnaissance team members was thrown clear of the helicopter prior to impact and then was able to assist the co-pilot to exit the aircraft.

The pilot was also able to exit the burning aircraft, however, because of the fire and exploding small arms ammunition, rescue attempts for the others were futile.

There were six U.S. and 3 indigenous personnel aboard the helicopter.

When search teams reached the site the same day, they could not account for the other U.S. personnel.

Five were accounted for, but could not be recovered because of intense heat.

Dye, Glover and Griffith were classified as being Missing In Action.

They did not return when the general prisoner release occurred in 1973.





///// ~~~ MISSING IN ACTION ~~~ \\





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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POSTED ON 5.26.2004

you are my veteran

I'm from port huron michigan.I go to woodrow wilson school. I'm in 4th grade,and you are the one that was picked for me.even though i don't know you i miss you. thanks for all that you did for are country.

from:bobbi jo main
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POSTED ON 2.24.2004
POSTED BY: Mindy Campbell

Thank You

I am from Gridley, Illinois and I am doing a Gridley High School Posting Project for my world history class. I would just like to take the time to thank you for your commitment to America. Your courage will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 2.14.2003
POSTED BY: Candace Lokey

Not Forgotten

I have not forgotten you. I chair the Adoption Committee for The National League of Families of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in Southeast Asia. We will always remember the 1,889 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia and the thousands of others that lost their lives. We will not stop our efforts until all of you are home where you belong.

We need to reach the next generation so that they will carry on when our generation is no longer able. To do so, we are attempting to locate photographs of all the missing. If you are reading this remembrance and have a photo and/or memory of this missing American that you would like to share for our project, please contact me at:

Candace Lokey
PO Box 206
Freeport, PA 16229
[email protected]

If you are not familiar with our organization, please visit our web site at :

www.pow-miafamilies.org
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