Pyles, Harley Boyd, Col

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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1125F-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1965-1974, MIA Vietnam
Service Years
1952 - 1965
Colonel

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Enon
Last Address
Da Nang AB

Casualty Date
Oct 18, 1965
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
02E 125

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 Unit Assignments
20th Tactical Air Support SquadronUS Air Force
  1965-1965, 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron
  1965-1965, 6250th Tactical Air Support Group
  1965-1974, MIA Vietnam
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  1965-1965 Vietnam War
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  Notes
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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Then Major Harley Pyles and Marine Captain Winfield W. Sisson (aerial observer) were listed as MIA after their O-1E (#56-2600) went down while on operations out of Kham Duc Special Forces Camp en route to Da Nang AB while leading a flight of helicopters carrying ARVN troops into enemy territory.. They were flying in low level cloud and rainy weather at the time of their loss.

Their remains were found and repatriated in July 2001.

Col Pyles was interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Secion 60, Site 7911.

   
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