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Capt Donold Gene Carr

Capt Donold Gene Carr

Birth
East Chicago, Lake County, Indiana, USA
Death 6 Jul 1971 (aged 32)
Laos
Burial Body lost or destroyed
Memorial ID 70124616 · View Source
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On July 6, 1971, U.S. Army Capt. Donald G. "Butch" Carr was aboard an Air Force OV10A Bronco aircraft flown by U.S. Air Force Lt. Daniel W. Thomas when the aircraft disappeared 15 miles inside Laos west of Ben Het.
The aircraft had been on a visual reconnaissance mission over central Laos when it was lost. Thomas' plane was detailed out of the 23rd Tactical Aerial Surveillance Squadron and bore the tail number of 67-14634.

Carr and Thomas became two of nearly 600 Americans who disappeared in Laos during the Vietnam War. Although Pathet Lao leaders stressed that they held "tens of tens" of American prisoners, no American held in Laos was ever released. In America's haste to leave Southeast Asia, it abandoned some of its finest men. Since the end of the war, thousands of reports have been received indicating that hundreds of Americans are still held captive.




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  • Created by: Mike
  • Added: 20 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70124616
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Donold Gene Carr (10 Dec 1938–6 Jul 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70124616, ; Maintained by Mike (contributor 47386052) Body lost or destroyed.