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Date Posted: Sat, July 09 2005, 11:51:37
Author: Jeff Northridge
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Subject: Have You Checked the Morning Reports?
In reply to: Joyce Ussery 's message, "Re: It's Possible." on Fri, July 08 2005, 21:27:40

Howdy Joyce;

You can do an FIOA request from the National Archives and Records Administration for the appropriate Morning Reports which record the loss of CPL Raymond Evans (B Co., 1st/5th Cav., KIA on 9/28/68) and SGT Carl Ussery. The Morning Report for SGT Ussery should be from HHB, 1st/77th Arty, but it could be from HHC, 1st/5th Cav. on or about 9/28/68.

The Morning Reports will record the names, ranks, and serial numbers of all gains or losses undergone by a company and are supposedly done on a daily basis. There may be a slight discrepancy between the date of the report and the date of the gain or loss. Why bother with this? Well, because 1) the Morning Reports are made out as soon as possible after the event has occured, 2) the reason for the gain or loss will be recorded (like KIA, WIA, or MIA), and 3) in the case of KIA, WIA, or MIA, should include the military map coordinates of where the incident took place.

The map coordinates will look something like YD 056534. The coordinates for CPL Evans, SGT Ussery, and the helicopter crash site (from the accident report) can all be compared for consistancy. A small difference in the third or sixth digit would be insignicant, but a diffence in the others would indicate a problem.

Actually, its begining to look to me like the bodies of CPL Evans and SGT Ussery were somehow switched. Your family probably has the remains of CPL Evans and the Evans family the remains of SGT Ussery. I'm just guessing of course, but unless there were other helicopter crashes with KIAs on the same day in the vicinity, I don't see any other possibility.

No, I haven't the slightest idea why anything contained in an aircraft accident report from the Vietnam Era would still be considered to be classified information. I suppose there are some records of secret military and CIA operations in Laos and Cambodia which are still under wraps, but this case doesn't fall under the heading of "National Security".

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