Sgt Maj Billy Ray Laney

Birth
Blanche, Cherokee County, Alabama, USA
Death 3 Jun 1967 (aged 27)
Laos
Burial Houston County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 153838479 · View Source
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FOB 1, CCN, MACV-SOG, 5TH SF GROUP, USARV
Army of the United States BILLY R LANEY is on the Wall at Panel 21E, Line 48 Laney became missing in action on June 3, 1967, about a month after he arrived in Vietnam. He was on a CH-46A helicopter that had picked up him and other soldiers on a mission in Laos. The helicopter came under extensive automatic small arms fire and crashed about 1,155 feet from the landing zone.
Laney was listed as missing in action until the Department of Defense declared him dead in 1978.
Laney's remains were found in Laos in a mass grave with three U.S. Marines and several South Vietnamese soldiers. LANEY, BILLY RAY
SGM US ARMY
US NAVY
VIETNAM
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/21/1939
DATE OF DEATH: 03/20/1978
BURIED AT:
NEW PROVIDANCE CEM
HOUSTON, AL


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  • Created by: patricia daudelin mccraney
  • Added: 17 Oct 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 153838479
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Maj Billy Ray Laney (21 Aug 1939–3 Jun 1967), Find a Grave Memorial no. 153838479, citing New Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, Houston County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by patricia daudelin mccraney (contributor 46913472) .