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LCDR Charles David Schoonover
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Birth: Sep. 18, 1931
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1966
Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Vietnam

Name: Charles David Schoonover
Rank/Branch: O4/US Navy
Unit: Recon/Attack Squadron 9, USS RANGER (CVA-61)
Date of Birth: 18 September 1931 (Louisville KY)
Home City of Record: Indianapolis IN
Date of Loss: 16 January 1966
Country of Loss: South Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 085446N 1072406E (YQ640860)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: RA5C

LtCdr. Charles Schoonover was a pilot and Ensign Hal Hollingsworth
a co-pilot of an RA5C Vigilante aircraft assigned to Reconnaissance/Attack
Squadron 9 onboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CVA-61). On January 16,
1966, the two were launched from the carrier on a routine mission.

While the aircraft was airborne, it had mechanical difficulties and crashed
at sea. The accident is listed as having been non-battle related. The USS
Ranger was stationed about 75-100 miles off the coast of South Vietnam,
south southeast of Saigon in the South China Sea.

Hollingsworth and Schoonover are listed with honor among the missing because
no remains were found.

CHARLE D. SCHOONOVER, Is honored on Panel E4, Line 75 on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Body lost at sea
Created by: Mike
Record added: May 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70189051
LCDR Charles David Schoonover
Added by: Tom.Burgdorf
LCDR Charles David Schoonover
Added by: Mike
LCDR Charles David Schoonover
Added by: Mike
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- Eddieb
 Added: Dec. 21, 2012

- Eddieb
 Added: Dec. 21, 2012
See ya later, Navy.
- Mike, USMC
 Added: May. 21, 2011

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