Dayne York Scott

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class
HMM-161, MAG-39, 1ST MAW
United States Navy
28 September 1933 - 17 October 1968
Hawthorne, California
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Dayne Y Scott


Fleet Marine Force Corpsman

USN Aircrew

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

The database page for Dayne York Scott

12 Nov 2002

"Doc" or "Scotty" was a Navy Corpsman attached to the Marines. He was killed in action near Quang Tri while flying an extraction mission with an HMM-161 crew.

Placed by his brother,
David Hudson
3579 E. Foothill Blvd. # 136, Pasadena, Ca 91107

25 Nov 2006

Always my daddy, always my hero. I have always missed you. God bless you.

Love always,
Brenda Lee

Brenda Lee Scott
Canyon Lake, California

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The HMM-161 Command Chronology contains the following entries:
"17 Oct 68: 1 aircraft missing in marginal weather at last known position was YD0437, time 1855H."

"18 Oct 68: The missing aircraft since 161855H [sic] was located at 1130H position YD042374. The aircraft was believed to have hit ridge line in clouds and rain showers with 6 persons on board receiving fatal injuries."

while the Air Group 39 Chronology contains
"17 October 1968. On a medevac mission in mountainous terrain, the CH-46 Med-evac aircraft went inadvertently IFR and crashed. The wreckage was not located until the following day due to weather."
CH-46D BuNo 154794 crashed on a ridgeline about 12 kilometers southeast of Ca Lu. The six men who died were
  • HMM-161, MAG-39
    • Capt Joseph L. Powell, Alexandria, VA, copilot
    • 1stLt James N. Sweet, South Lima, NY, pilot
    • Cpl John R. Ferrazzano, New Hyde Park, NY, aircrewman
    • LCpl Robert M. Cheek, Wolcottville, IN, crew chief
    • LCpl William D. Frantz, Schuylkill Haven, PA, gunner

  • H&MS-39, MAG-39
    • HM2 Dayne Y. Scott, Hawthorne, CA, Corpsman

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 12 Nov 2002
Last updated 08/10/2009