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Dale H. Haver ( Missoula 1964 )

posted: Aug 31, 2011

Dale, 26, died April 11, 1969, in Vietnam due to injuries he suffered two days earlier when his OH-6A helicopter crashed on the Michelin Plantation 11 kilometers northeast of Dau Tieng, Binh Duong Province, during a reconnaissance mission. Another crewman died upon impact while two others were injured. Dale was a resident of Whitehouse, New Jersey, upon enlistment in the Army Reserve in 1968. He rose to first lieutenant,HQ Company, 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. Dale jumped from Missoula during 1964, 65, 67, Grangeville in 66 and Fairbanks in 1968.
Even though 40+ years late, we're printing this obit in response to information sent in after the October 2011 issue of Smokejumper magazine. (Ed.)