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United States Navy Air Aircrew
31 March 1969
WHITE, DANFORTH ELLITHORNE
REMAINS RETURNED and ID'd 06/24/98
Name: Danforth Ellithorne White
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O5
Unit:
Date of Birth: 17 June 1930
Home City of Record: STATE COLLEGE PA
Date of Loss: 31 March 1969
Country of Loss: LAOS
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: FA5C
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident: Ramey Carpenter, KIA/BNR
24 June 1998:

The Armed Forces Identification Review Board (AFIRB) has very recently finalized approval of five identifications recommend by the Central identification Laboratory (CILHI).  Those announced as accounted for include Commander Danforth E. White, USN, and Lt. Commander Captain Ramey L. Carpenter, USN, missing since March 31, 1969, in Laos and Major William H. Condit, Jr., and Lt. Terry M. Reed, both USAF, missing since June 23, 1969, in South Vietnam.  The remains of Commander White Lt. Commander Carpenter were jointly recovered in Laos on March 3, 1997.  The remains of Major Condit and Lt. Reed were jointly recovered in south Vietnam on November 29, 1994.  The remains of one additional American, jointly recovered in South Vietnam on May 6, 1988, were also identified, but his family requested that his name not be released. 



CARPENTER, RAMEY LEO
REMAINS RETURNED AND ID'd 06/24/98
Name: Ramey Leo Carpenter
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O3
Unit:
Date of Birth: 21 October 1942
Home City of Record: NORMAN OK
Date of Loss: 31 March 1969
Country of Loss: LAOS
Loss Coordinates: 173958 North  1050957 East
Status (in 1973): Killed in Action/Body not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: FA5C #150842
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 1420
Posted: 29 July 2006
Purple Heart Medal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

US Navy Aircrew: 31 March 1969 Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Roxsanne Wells-Layton, July 2006