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 From: CADDO, OK Religion: PROTESTANT 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 In OFFSHORE, MILITARY REGION 3, SOUTH VIETNAM Non-Hostile, died missing, SEA CASUALTY DROWNED, SUFFOCATED 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 Unit: USS DYNAMIC (MSO-432), 7TH FLEET
CASUALTY DATA 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.