Daryl Lee Ligons
LT Ligons attended Officer Candidate School (OCS), class 17-66, Fort Sill, Oklahoma and graduated in July 1966. He next served as a Tactical Training Officer at Fort Sill before his deployment to Vietnam. His assignement in Vietnam was to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery (HHB), 1st Battalion, 30th Artillery. He was serving as a Forward Observer with the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) when the Chinook helicopter that he was in crashed at Phu Cat Air Force Base on approach to landing on the way to the 1967 Bob Hope Christmas show. Lt Ligons was pulled from the wreckage, but died because of his injuries. Photo below of Ligons graduating from school"
Photo of Ligons from 30th Artillery Article on Crash
Records show: "Individual died from injuries received while
passenger on miliary aircraft on routine flight when tail section exploded. Aircraft crashed and burned."
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Photo from Oakland Tribune, April 19, 1968, showing mother receiving Bronze Star medal for posthumous award for Lt. Ligons.
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