RONALD W MONTGOMERY
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HONORED ON PANEL 17W, LINE 28 OF THE WALL

RONALD WAYNE MONTGOMERY

WALL NAME

RONALD W MONTGOMERY

PANEL / LINE

17W/28

DATE OF BIRTH

11/27/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/02/1969

HOME OF RECORD

MOORES HILL

COUNTY OF RECORD

Dearborn County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

AQB2

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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RONALD WAYNE MONTGOMERY
POSTED ON 4.26.2015
POSTED BY: Mike Daugherty

"he gave the last full measure of devotion"

Ron was a high school classmate and good friend. I have always missed him as have my classmates but we never did anything special in his remembrance until now. We were able to get a street (actually an alley that runs from his house to the Main St) named for him. It is Ron Montgomery Way on a red, white and blue background. We also had a bench made to honor both Ron and another former classmate, Harvey Gray, also killed in Vietnam. The bench will be placed in the old school museum. The inscription reads: THE MOORES HILL CLASS OF 1964 HONORS FALLEN CLASSMATES OF THE VIETNAM WAR, RON MONTGOMERY, USN AND HARVEY GRAY, USN. "THEY GAVE THE LAST FULL MEASURE OF DEVOTION".
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POSTED ON 1.19.2015
POSTED BY: Michael F. Catching (US Navy AQB2 1967-1971)

AQB2 Ronald W. Montgomery

I never met him but I see myself in his story.
I see in this man a mirror of what I was and could have been.
I also was a Navy AQB2 serving aboard an Aircraft Carrier during the same time and circumstances. (USS America)
My sincere empathy goes out to him and his family and friends.
He was the epitome of Duty, Honor, and Country and was taken way too soon.
Because of him and others like him, others survived to live on and remember.
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POSTED ON 6.18.2014

Final Mission of AQB2 Ronald W. Montgomery

On October 2, 1969, a Grumman C-2 Greyhound cargo aircraft from Reserve Cargo Squadron 50 departed Cubi Point Naval Air Station, Republic of the Philippines on a shuttle flight to various aircraft carriers in the Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam, including the USS Constellation, the USS Walker, the USS Hammer, and the USS Long Beach. The flight crew onboard the aircraft, assigned to Fleet Support Squadron 50 based in Atsugi Naval Air Station, Japan, included the pilot LT Herbert H. Dilger, co-pilot LT Richard A. Livingston, air crewman ADJ3 Paul K. Moser, aircraft captain ADJ3 Michael J. Tye, and loadmaster-trainee AMS3 Rayford J. Hill. The following passengers were aborad the flight: AME3 Terry L. Beck, ATR3 Richard W. Bell, ASE3 Michael L. Bowman, Frank Bytheway, PN1 Rolando C. Dayao, HM2 Donald C. Dean, AMH2 Carl J. Ellerd, AE2 James J. Fowler, HM3 Roy G. Fowler, YNC Leonardo M. Gan, MM1 Paul E. Gore, ABH3 William D. Gorsuch, AMS3 Delvin L. Kohler, AN Howard M. Koslosky, FTM2 Robert B. Leonard, AQB2 Ronald W. Montgomery, MM2 William R. Moore, ADJ2 Kenneth M. Prentice, SD2 Fidel G. Salazar, DS3 Keavin L. Terrell, ADJ3 Michael J. Tye, and TN Reynaldo R. Viado. Most of the twenty passengers appeared to have been bound for the USS Constellation, but one was bound for the USS Long Beach, and one of the four Philippine citizens on board was headed for the USS Hammer, and two to the USS Walker. The aircraft was inbound to the Constellation and made communication at about 0600 hours, reporting that operations were normal. When communications were established with the Carrier Air Control, control was passed to the Marshall controller (Approach Control). The carrier's radar continued tracking the aircraft until approximately 0655, at which time radar contact was lost at about 10 nautical miles from the Constellation. Helicopter search and rescue efforts were immediately initiated from the ship. The helicopter began sighting an oil slick and debris. A few pieces of aircraft were recovered, and analysis of this debris indicated that the aircraft was in a relatively high speed nose down, right wing down impact with the water or had a possible right wing failure before impact. There was no sign of survivors, nor were any bodies recovered. The crew and passengers onboard the C-2 which went down on October 2, 1969 were all declared Killed/Body Not Recovered. There is very little hope that they will ever be found. They are listed with honor among the missing because no remains were ever located to repatriate to their homeland. [Narrative taken from pownetwork.org; image from wikipedia.org]
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POSTED ON 11.27.2013
POSTED BY: Linda Coil Suchy

Thank you

Bless you Ronald. Your such a handsome young man and hero forever. I honor and salute you sir. Thank you. Love and blessings sent for you.
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POSTED ON 9.24.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear AQB2 Ronald Wayne Montgomery, 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
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