Douglas Earl Stover

Warrant Officer
Army of the United States
01 January 1947 - 26 March 1969
Concord, New Hampshire
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Army Aviator

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

The database page for Douglas Earl Stover

24 Jan 2000

We will always be with you.

Mark, Cheryl, Joyce, Melvin, and Arlene.

Posted by Doug's brother
Mark R Stover
17 Fiske Road, Northfield, NH 03276

19 Oct 2001

"Smokey", you were one hell of a pilot. I remember you pulling a couple of my guys out of an impossible LZ early in '69. I'm glad I had a chance to meet you later to personally thank you for that operation. They lived, I'm sorry you didn't.

Jim Magouyrk

25 May 2004

He was one of the bravest men I knew. I probably flew with him more than any other crew chief in the 254th. He cared not only about the wounded he was there to pick up but always asked the crew how they felt about doing anything out of the ordinary. I was there for his last mission. We were all around the radio listening when he was taken from us. I was a close friend with 3 of the 4 people on the ship that went down that day and I know that when he went back in for the second time, after already being shot at the first try, he checked with his men to make sure they agreed. He was that type of person. I admired him as much as anyone I know. He also was one of the best pilots we ever had in the 254th. I miss him to this day. He was a great loss to many. He lost his life trying to save others. A brave and great man.

From a friend,
George Roberts

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Four men of the 254th Medical Detachment died when their UH-1H Huey (hull number 66-17016) was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade while on a medevac mission:
  • WO1 Douglas Earl Stover, pilot
  • WO1 Guy Frederick Johnson, copilot
  • SP5 Carlos Wilson Rucker, medic
  • SP4 Gregory Lee Habets, crew chief

Warrant Officer Stover is buried in the Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord, New Hampshire.

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
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