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LTJG Carl Louis Doughtie
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Birth: Nov. 18, 1940
Tarboro
Edgecombe County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 1965, Vietnam

US Navy LTJG Carl Louis Doughtie, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Tarboro, North Carolina.

US Navy LTJG Carl Louis Doughtie was a member of the Navy, LTJG Doughtie served our country until June 10th, 1965 in North Vietnam. He was 24 years old and was not married. It was reported that Carl died when his plane crashed. His body was recovered many years later. LTJG Doughtie is on panel 02E, line 004 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

After the memorial service at Arlington National Cemetery, we had a reception at the Army/Navy Country Club. Pat Cecil '60 , Carl's firstie, gave the first "eulogy" and I did the second. I told some of the more ribald stories and adventures Carl and I had experienced. I noticed a sense of disbelief in his parents' faces, but the laughter and cheers by his classmates and friends showed his parents the love we all had for Carl. I miss him greatly. From a friend, Jeff Niss jeffniss@comcast.net

LTJG Doughtie joined Attack Squadron 25 embarked in USS MIDWAY in late May. On 10 June 1965 he flew his 10th mission in A-1H BuNo 137521 as part of a strike on the Co Dinh power plant southwest of Thanh Hoa. He failed to pull out of his second dive-bombing run and crashed. Since there was no evidence that he attempted to bail out, and since the crash was not survivable, he was classified as killed in action/body not recovered.

In 1997 a JTF-FA team excavated the crash site and recovered human remains which were repatriated on 30 Sep 1997. On 15 Dec 1998 positive identification via DNA analysis was publicly announced and he was buried in Arlington on 25 Feb 1999. Additional information is available on the unofficial Arlington Cemetery site, but disregard the first sentence's comments regarding jets and a surface-to-air missile.

Lieutenant Junior Grade Carl Louis Doughtie, was a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland in the Class of 1963, who served as a Pilot of an A1H # 137521 onboard the USS Midway (CVB - 41) EX SCIENTIA TRIDENS, NON SIBI SED PATRIAE. You are not forgotten nor shall you ever be. 32073-1963.

I wore the name Lt. Carl L. Doughtie on my wrist from 1990 to 1998. I prayed for him and his family every day I wore the bracelet, any time I looked at it. I felt almost like I knew him, and I wish I had. I still have the bracelet, and would like for his family to have it, if they want it. Elizabeth Steelmon Simmers, liz@obscure.org.

He served on the USS Midway, CVB-41, Va-25 Attack Squadron, USS Midway.

Carl was the son of Mr and Mrs Carl N. Doughtie of Tarboro, North Carolina.

He was awarded The Distinguished Flying Cross, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, The Good Conduct Medal and The Air Medal with Multiple Oak Leaf Clusters.

 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Site 66/4739
 
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17603853
LTJG Carl Louis Doughtie
Added by: Tom Reece
 
LTJG Carl Louis Doughtie
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LTJG Carl Louis Doughtie
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- Cindy Rea
 Added: Nov. 7, 2013
Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Sep. 13, 2012
Freedom isn't free. He gave his life which is the ultimate price to pay. I had a bracelet I wore for an MIA until it broke (it was copper). I put it in a jewelry box that got left behind when I left my husband & I never got it back. I felt like such a loo...(Read more)
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Jun. 28, 2012
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