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Jimmy Don Hyde
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Birth: Oct. 21, 1944
Bryan County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Dec. 5, 1965, Vietnam

In Memory of ............. Navy EM3 Jimmy Don Hyde.
*** Memorial Headstone - in Gethsemane Cemetery.
*** No grave site found, only the memorial with Jimmy's name listed. Added by: sc-g 5/23/2012

*** Electrician's Mate Third Class Hyde, U.S. Naval Reserve, was a crew member of Aggressive Class Minesweeper USS DYNAMIC (MSO-432). On December 5, 1965, he fell overboard and drowned. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in those who knew you. You will live on because we remember you!

JIMMY DON HYDE - Navy - EM3 - E4
Age: 21
Race: Caucasian
Date of Birth Oct 21, 1944
Marital Status: Single - Parents: Father, Amos Hyde, Jr. (Born 1918)of Coleman, OK. and Mother (Has remarried to Robert Gibbs) Dreda White Gibbs (Born 1921 in OK.) of Pauls Valley, OK.. they were married March 21, 1939 in Atoka Co.,OK.
Brothers: Bobby and Rickey Gibbs of Pauls Valley, OK.
~ Paternal Grandparents, Amos Hyde, Sr. Born June 20, 1886 and Died Jan. 13, 1969 and Annie Neal Hyde Born July 31, 1886 and Died April 28, 1933, Buried in Perkins Cemetery, Caney, Atoka Co., Ok.
~ Maternal Grandparents, Mack W.(Born in Texas) & Lora H.Jackson White of Caddo, Ok. She was born in Mill Creek, Indian Territory, September 26, 1989 to Alford and Leona Prater Jackson. She married Mack W. White on January 25, 1913, at Caney, OK. She was preceded in death by her husband Mack White.

Maternal Aunts, Ruby White, Maxine White, Ellen White and Hazel White.
Maternal Uncles, Oruel White and George White.() All born in Oklahoma except Mother's father.

***** "United States Social Security Death Index"Given Name: Jimmy
Middle Name: D
Surname: Hyde
Birth Date: 21 October 1944
Social Security Number: 573-56-3662
State: California
Event Date: 5 December 1965
Age: 21

Length of service 2 years
His tour began on Dec 5, 1965
Casualty was on Dec 5, 1965
Non-Hostile, died missing, SEA CASUALTY
Body was not recovered
Service: Navy
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Electricians Mate 3rd Class
ID No: 6926193
MOS: EM Electricians Mate
LenSvc: Between 2 and 3 years

Incident Date: Sunday, 12/05/1965
Cas Date: Sunday, 12/05/1965
Age at Loss: 21
Remains: Body not recovered
Location: Offshore, Military Region 3, South Vietnam
Grid coordinated YS280412.
Type: Non-hostile, died while missing
Reason: Drowned or suffocated - Casualty at sea
ON THE WALL Panel 03E Line 127

On December 5, 1965, he fell overboard and drowned.

EM3 Hyde flipped another man overboard while joking around.

However, he then saw that the man was a poor swimmer and he and another shipmate dove into the water in an attempt to help him.

Neither Hyde nor the other two men had on life jackets but life rings and jackets were thrown into the water by other crew members and a rubber raft was manned.

While EM3 Hyde was swimming toward the troubled man he suddenly called for help.

However, before the man he dove overboard with, the life raft, or other swimmers from the ship could reach him, he disappeared beneath the surface.

His body was not recovered.


Family links: 
  Dreda Juanita White Gibbs (1922 - 1996)
Note: Memorial - in Gethsemane Cemetery.
Gethsemane Cemetery *
Bryan County
Oklahoma, USA
*Cenotaph [?]
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Record added: Dec 18, 2012
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