HYDE, JIMMY DON
Name: Jimmy Don Hyde
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/E4
Date of Birth: 21 October 1944
Home City of Record: CADDO OK
Date of Loss: 05 December 1965
Country of Loss: South Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 101904 North 107456 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Other Personnel in Incident:
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File.
CACCF/SEA CASUALTY/DROWNED SUFFOCATED/OFFSHORE MR3
15 MILES OFFSHORE FROM CO CONG
No further information available at this time.
On December 5, 1965, the minesweeper USS Dynamic (MSO 432) was
anchored offshore of Vung Tau, South Vietnam. A group of sailors
on the deck accidentally knocked one man overboard. He was a
poor swimmer and immediately began calling for help. Two other
sailors jumped into the water to help him, while others tossed
life jackets and rings into the water and launched a life raft.
One of the two swimmers who had jumped in to help the first
sailor then began calling for help and quickly went under the
surface of the water in the vicinity of (GC) 48P YS 280 412. An
intensive search by three vessels in the harbor at the time
failed to locate the body of the drowned sailor.
Electrician's Mate Third Class Jimmy Don Hyde, who joined the
U.S. Navy from Oklahoma, served aboard the Dynamic and was one
of two men who jumped into the water to rescue the sailor who
had been knocked overboard. He drowned before he could reach the
man he was trying to help, and his body was not recovered.
Today, Electrician's Mate Third Class Hyde is memorialized on
the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of
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