Carl Louis Doughtie

Lieutenant (junior grade)
United States Navy
18 November 1940 - 10 June 1965
Tarboro, North Carolina
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USS MIDWAY A-1 Skyraider VA-25
Naval Aviator

DFC, Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Carl Louis Doughtie

27 Apr 2005

The U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1963 honors Carl Doughtie and the other twelve fallen classmates on the Wall at its website. Please visit "Last Call".

From a friend and classmate at USNA,
Stephen Coester
USNA63 Webmaster

12 Jun 2006

Carl Doughtie was my closest friend at the Academy and my roommate for three of our four years. Carl's parents are devout Baptists and one would wonder how Carl turned out the way he did - drinking, cussing, smoking - the life of the party.

After the memorial service at Arlington National Cemetery, we had a reception at the Army/Navy Country Club. Pat Cecil '60 , Carl's firstie, gave the first "eulogy" and I did the second. I told some of the more ribald stories and adventures Carl and I had experienced. I noticed a sense of disbelief in his parents' faces, but the laughter and cheers by his classmates and frtiends showed his parents the love we all had for Carl. I miss him greatly.

From a friend,
Jeff Niss

A Note from The Virtual Wall

LTJG Doughtie joined Attack Squadron 25 embarked in USS MIDWAY in late May. On 10 June 1965 he flew his 10th mission in A-1H BuNo 137521 as part of a strike on the Co Dinh power plant southwest of Thanh Hoa. He failed to pull out of his second dive-bombing run and crashed. Since there was no evidence that he attempted to bail out, and since the crash was not survivable, he was classed as killed in action/body not recovered.

In 1997 a JTF-FA team excavated the crash site and recovered human remains which were repatriated on 30 Sep 1997. On 15 Dec 1998 positive identification via DNA analysis was publicly announced and he was buried in Arlington on 25 Feb 1999. Additional information is available on the unofficial Arlington Cemetery site, but disregard the first sentence's comments regarding jets and a surface-to-air missile.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend and classmate at USNA,
Stephen Coester

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 27 Apr 2005
Last updated 06/30/2006