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PO Charles David Hardie

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PO Charles David Hardie

  • Birth 21 Sep 1940 Harris County, Texas, USA
  • Death 27 Jul 1967 Vietnam
  • Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Section MA Site 5 (Cenotaph)
  • Memorial ID 3108858

In Loving Memory of....... AE2 Charles David Henriey Hardie.
A Memorial headstone is located at Houston National Cemetery Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA, Plot: C, 404.
*** Aviation Electrician's Mate, Second Class Hardie was a member of Heavy Attack Squadron 4, U.S. Navy. On July 27, 1967, he was a crew member of a Tanker Aircraft (KA-3B) about 200 miles due east of the Demilitarized Zone when his aircraft developed difficulties and he had to parachute from the plane into the sea. 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!


CHARLES DAVID HARDIE - Navy - AE2 - E5
Age: 26
Race: Caucasian
Date of Birth Sep 21, 1940
From: HOUSTON, TX
Religion: PROTESTANT
Marital Status: Single - Parents: Father's Name: Ernest Grover Hardie and Mother's Name: Athalie Jane Henriey Hardie.

***** "Texas, Birth Index"
Name: Charles David Hardie
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 21 Sep 1940
Event Place: Harris, Texas
Gender: Male
Father's Name: Grover Hardie
Mother's Name: Athalie Henriey




Length of service 6 years
His tour began on Jul 27, 1967
Casualty was on Jul 27, 1967
In OFFSHORE, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non-Hostile, died missing, FIXED WING - CREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH AT SEA

Body was not recovered
Panel 24E - Line 6


Other Personnel in Incident: Bruce M. Patterson (missing)


On July 27, 1967, ENS Bruce M. Patterson and AE2 Charles D. Hardie were part of the crew of a U.S. Navy KA3H.

Their aircraft was airborne about 200 miles due east from the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) when it encountered difficulties requiring the three crewmen to parachute from the crippled aircraft.

The crew safely parachuted from the plane, but only the pilot was rescued.

Patterson and Hardie were never found. It was assumed they drowned.

Both were classified Killed, Body Not Recovered.



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Family Members


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  • Maintained by: Eddieb
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3108858
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PO Charles David Hardie (21 Sep 1940–27 Jul 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3108858, citing Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Eddieb (contributor 46600350) .