Doyle Daniel Dunbar

Specialist Five
C CO, 158TH AHB, 101 ABN DIV
Army of the United States
03 September 1948 - 15 April 1969
Hamilton, Montana
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Army Aircrew

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

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22 June 1999


by Lois
24 Apr 2007

I went through school with Doyle and he met his fate a scant 80 miles from me in Vietnam. I always had regrets about not flying him home but I was not informed of his death until it was too late for me to do so. Rest in Peace.

From a friend,
Kenneth R. Printz
SP5 192nd AHC Vietnam LZ Betty

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Six men were killed when their UH-1H (tail number 67-17614) went down south of Hue/Phu Bai, about 6 kilometers west of Phu Loc:
  • Aircrew, C Co, 158th AHB
    • WO Terrence J. Mortensen, Champaign, IL
    • WO Jerone J. Warnick, Princess Anne, MD
    • SP5 Doyle D. Dunbar, Hamilton, MT

  • Sensor operators, HQ Co, 101st Abn Div
    • CPT Robert A. Young, Little Rock, AR
    • SP5 Herbert S. Hildebrand, Hot Springs, AR

  • Passenger
    • MAJ Neal W. Lovsnes, Carlisle, PA, 101st Admin Co, 101st Abn Div
They were flying "low ship" on a sensor mission when the rotor blade impacted the top of a tall tree. The aircraft caught fire, rolled inverted, and crashed in a cockpit-down attitude before rolling down a hillside where it exploded and burned. The door gunner was thrown free before initial impact, survived the fall, and was found by infantrymen inserted to recover the crew.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 22 Jun 1999
Last updated 09/21/2007