JIM R CAVENDER
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HONORED ON PANEL 16W, LINE 27 OF THE WALL

JIM RAY CAVENDER

WALL NAME

JIM R CAVENDER

PANEL / LINE

16W/27

DATE OF BIRTH

12/28/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KHANH HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/04/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SANTA PAULA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Ventura County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CWO

Book a time
Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JIM RAY CAVENDER
POSTED ON 11.17.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. It remains my fervent hope you will be returned home after the passage of so many years.
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POSTED ON 6.1.2021
POSTED BY: Robert Gammie

Never Forget

Just read an article on how the government is still searching for MIA servicemen. I hope they try harder. Bring all of you home.
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POSTED ON 5.24.2020
POSTED BY: jraffray

Remembered

Always remembered, God Bless
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POSTED ON 12.28.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Chief Warrant Officer Jim Ray Cavender, Served with the 281st Assault Helicopter Company, 10th Aviation Battalion, 17th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 12.14.2018

Final Mission of CW3 Jim R. Cavender

On November 4, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 67-19512) from the 281st Assault Helicopter Company disappeared while flying east in deteriorating weather conditions from Duc Lap to its base in Nha Trang. The pilot made its last known radio contacts with Blue Star Control at the 48th Aviation Company Operations center in Ninh Hoa at approximately 7:20 PM. At the time contact was made, the pilot said he was flying in IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) weather and thought that he was somewhere in the Duc My Pass. He received an FM homing count from Blue Star and said that he thought that Blue Star Control was somewhere to the left rear of his aircraft. Blue Star asked him to say his heading, and he answered that he was flying on a heading of 210 degrees. At approximately 7:30 PM, Blue Star heard over the radio, "I've got it, I've got it, let go of it, I've got it!" Blue Star control tried to contact the aircraft and heard, "We're upside down, what's happening?! Oh my God, what do I do?!" Blue Star tried to contact the aircraft three or four more times, but received no answer. No further contacts were heard and search and rescue operations conducted over the next several days were negative. The four lost crewmen were aircraft commander CW3 Terry L. Alford, pilot CW3 Jim R. Cavender, crew chief SSG John A. Ware, and gunner SFC James R. Klimo. Their remains have not been located. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vhpa.org]
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