|Birth: ||Oct. 19, 1942|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 24, 1965|
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
US Marine CPL Harold Vernon Dayringer Jr, Vietnam Veteran, he was a native of Benson, North Carolina.
US Marine Lance Corporal Harold Vernon Dayringer Jr was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Marine Corps, LCPL Dayringer served our country until August 24th, 1965 in South Vietnam. He was 22 years old and was married. It was reported that Harold died when his plane crashed. His body was recovered. Harold was born on October 15th, 1942 in Cross Creek, NC. LCPL Dayringer is on panel 02E, line 084 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.
Marine Lance Corporal Harold Dayringer Jr, 22, of Route 1, Benson, was among 58 American Servicemen who died when a Marine Transport plane crashed in Hong Kong Harbor Tuesday. LCpl Dayringer, who had served in the Marines for four years, was in a group of 63 Marines and two Navy men returning to Vietnam after a short rest and recreational period. The four-engine plane with a crew of six, plunged into the bay shortly after takeoff.
Eyewitnesses said the plane apparently had engine trouble. It caught fire and sank in 20 to 30 feet of water. Thirteen of the men were rescued. The Lance Corporal's parents received word of his death by telegram Wednesday. Lance Corporal Dayringer, an only child, had attended Benson High School and was a brick mason when he entered the Marines at the age of 19 in February of 1962. He was married to the former Janice Jernigan of Route 2, Benson. The Lance Corporal, who had trained as a mechanic while in the Marines, had served at Camp LeJeune and in California, Hawaii and Okinawa.
He is the son of Mr Harold Vernon Dayringer Sr and Mrs Ester Stevens Dayringer. Husband of Mrs Janice Jernigan Dayringer.
He served with the 3rd Anti-Tank Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Amphibious Forces.
He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon(CAR), 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 and the Good Conduct Medal.
Harold Vernon Dayringer (1914 - 1989)
Esther Stevens Dayringer (1906 - 1970)
Stevens Church Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17603343
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