10/5/69 Fallen Brother RVN
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10/5/69 BUCN Darrell G. Battin, Mason, MI - Cua Viet NMCB 62

Darrell Gene Battin

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Mason, MI
Date of birth: 08/16/1947
MILITARY DATA
Service: United States Navy
Grade at loss: E3
Rank: Builder Constructionman
ID No: 370462996
MOS: 0000: Not Recorded
Length Service: 01
Unit: NMCB-62, 3RD NC BDE, USNAVFORV
CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: ------
Incident Date: 10/05/1969
Casualty Date: 10/05/1969
Age at Loss: 22
Location: Cua Viet, Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Non-hostile, died of other causes
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Drowned or suffocated

www.VirtualWall.org/db/BattinDG01a.htm
ON THE WALL Panel 17W Line 03

http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/2877/DARRELL-G-BATTIN

http://www.seabee-rvn.com/GoneBut-Not-Forgotten/Darrell-Battin05Oct69MCB-62/21515783_pr92S5#!i=2373980742&k=sCxGSBS

He is laid to rest at:
Maple Grove Cemetay
219 N. Jefferson Street
Vevay Township, Mason, Michigan 48854
Plot: Section S, Lot 2167
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=battin&GSiman=1&GScid=985&GRid=39609496&

GROUND CASUALTY
BUCN Darrell G. Battin was a Navy Seabee serving Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 62 (NMCB-62), 3rd Naval Construction Brigade, U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam. On October 5, 1969, BUCN Battin was at Cua Viet in Quang Tri Province, RVN, when he spotted two shipmates apparently in trouble while swimming. Battin entered the water to assist but was drowned in the attempt. A patrol boat rescued the two shipmates, however, it was unable to locate Battin when he disappeared in the rough seas. His body was recovered. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Man Dies In Rescue Attempt.” Lansing State Journal, Lansing, MI, October 10, 1969]



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