WAYNE R HYATT
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HONORED ON PANEL 5W, LINE 116 OF THE WALL

WAYNE REUBEN HYATT

WALL NAME

WAYNE R HYATT

PANEL / LINE

5W/116

DATE OF BIRTH

06/28/1934

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/18/1971

HOME OF RECORD

HANCEVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cullman County

STATE

AL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

MAJ

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WAYNE REUBEN HYATT
POSTED ON 2.19.2022
POSTED BY: US Marine, Vietnam

Distinguished Flying Cross Award

Major Wayne Reuben Hyatt was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, with Gold Star, for his heroism and extraordinary achievement while engaged in aerial flight. He served as a Pilot and was assigned to HMH-463, MAG-16, 1ST MAW, III MAW.
See http://www.coffeltdatabase.org/detreq2.php
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POSTED ON 6.28.2020
POSTED BY: KR

Maj. Wayne R. Hyatt - USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Major Wayne Reuben Hyatt, USNA Class of 1959, USMC, has a remembrance page on the USNA Virtual Memorial Hall website at the following link:

https://usnamemorialhall.org/index.php/WAYNE_R._HYATT,_MAJ,_USMC

Remembered on what would've been his 86th birthday - 28 June 2020.
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POSTED ON 8.15.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Major Wayne Hyatt, Thank you for your service as an HMH Helicopter Pilot. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 2.18.2019
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Bronze Star Medal Award

Major Hyatt was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor for his exemplary courage under fire in addition to the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service with the 1st Marine Air Wing.
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POSTED ON 11.9.2015

Final Mission of MAJ Wayne R. Hyatt

On February 18, 1971, a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-53D (tail number 156667) from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 (HMH-463) crashed with the loss of all nine personnel aboard. The aircraft was returning to Marble Mountain, approximately 5.5 miles NE of Hue, when it experienced a mechanical failure and crashed at Doi Dian, Thua Thien Province (I Corps). A reported flight control failure caused the helicopter to explode in mid-air. The lost crew members included pilot MAJ Wayne R. Hyatt, co-pilot 1LT Strather F. Wood, and crewmen SGT William C. Odom Jr., SGT Allen K. McElfresh, and CPL Larry R. Hatter. The passengers consisted of SSGT Richard T. Baker, SGT Richard A. Lillie, SGT Gregory A. Sloat, and SFC James A. Long. [Taken from vhpa.org and the book U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Aircraft Damaged or Destroyed by Douglas E. Campbell]
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