Rae Arvid BaileySergeant
C TROOP, 1ST SQDN, 9TH CAVALRY, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
14 March 1952 - 18 October 1970
Clemons, New York
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The database page for Rae Arvid Bailey
I didn't personally know Rae but I feel a connection with him because of his relationship with my cousin David Bryant. From what I have heard and read about Rae Bailey he was a fine young man and a close friend of David's. I first read about Rae Bailey 37 years ago and have been trying to contact anyone from Rae's family with no success. I don't have a photo of him but I'm still trying, maybe someone can help with that.
For testimony of David and Rae's friendship go to http://david-bryant.memory-of.com/tributes.aspx and read "I remember that day" by Larry Donaldson. The Bailey he refers to is Rae Arvid Bailey.
A Note from The Virtual WallThree men from C Troop 1/9 Cav were killed when OH-6A tail number 67-16193 was shot down:
The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots' Association database has a note on Warrant Officer Cahill's record that he was "Shot down after discovering COSVN HQ near Phouc Vinh." The VHPA report on 67-16193 says that it went down at grid coordinates YT178415, on the western edge of Long Khanh Province. However, the Army's record for SP4 Strait says he was lost at YT815422, a point 64 kilometers to the east of the VHPA position in Binh Thuy Province. The Army records for WO Cahill and SP4 Bailey do not have grid coordinates, but they do say the loss was in Binh Thuy Province. Further confusion is introduced by the mention of Phuoc Vinh which is in Binh Duong Province, a hundred kilometers or more northeast of the Binh Thuy location and even further away from the Long Khanh location.
The following day Sergeant David Bryant was killed when his OH-6A was hit by ground fire while searching for WO Cahill's aircraft. Grid coordinates are not available for Sergeant Bryant's aircraft, OH-6A tail number 69-15987 - but his record says the loss was in Long Khanh Province - nowhere near Phuoc Vinh, and possibly nowhere near the 67-16193 crash site.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 18 Oct 2007
Last updated 03/05/2008