1/12/68 Fallen Brother RVN
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1/12/68 SWF3 Jacky R. Couch, St Louis, MO Danang NMCB 9

Jacky Ray Couch

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: St Louis, MO
Date of birth: 11/01/1943
MILITARY DATA
Service: United States Navy
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Steelworker 3rd Class
ID No: B509462
MOS: SWF: Steelworker (Fabricator)
Length Service: 01
Unit: NMCB-9, 3RD NC BDE, USNAVFORV
CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: ------
Incident Date: 01/12/1968
Casualty Date: 01/12/1968
Age at Loss: 24
Location: , South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Non-hostile, died of other causes
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Drowned or suffocated

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Jacky is buried at:
Valhalla Cemetery
7600 St. Charles Rock Rd.
Bel-Nor, St. Louis County, St. Louis, MO. 63133-1320
Plot: Section 6, Lot 113, Grave 5
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DCR Report:
MCB-9 SWF3 J.R. Couch, drowned while swimming near Red Beach, Da Nang Bay. His body was recovered on 16 January by a U.S. Marine Combined Action Platoon near Nam O.
Ground Casualty
SWF3 Jacky R. Couch was a Steelworker serving with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 9 (NMCB-9), 3rd Naval Construction Brigade, U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam. While at the Port of Da Nang, SWF3 Couch was on temporary duty attached to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 (NMCB-74), working on the Project Beaver Helicopter Maintenance facility. On January 12, 1968, SWF3 Couch was recreational swimming at Red Beach in Da Nang Bay when he reportedly drowned. His body was recovered. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and the book U.S. Navy Seabees-The Vietnam Years-1968]
Obituary:
Jacky died from drowning while a member of the Naval Seebees in Da Nang Bay Vietnam. He was 24 years old and a member of the Navy for almost 2 years. Jacky was the husband of Patsy Whaley Couch. The son of Joe & Alma Couch, brother of Harold Couch & Bonnie Whaley.



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