LaBohn, Gary Russell
Army Sergeant 1st class

Gary Russell LaBohn, age 25, from Wixom, Michigan, Oakland county.

Service era: Vietnam

Date of death: November 30, 1968
Death details: On November 30, 1968, he was a passenger aboard a CH-34 Choctaw (tail number 144653) when it was hit by enemy anti-aircraft fire over Laos, and crashed and exploded in Savannakhet Province, killing SFC La Bohn. The heavy enemy presence in the loss area prevented the recovery of SFC La Bohn’s remains at the time. In 1989, a joint U.S./Laotian investigative team excavated the crash site and recovered human remains; in 1990, U.S. investigators were able to identify SFC La Bohn from these remains.

Cemetery: Arlington National

Source: National Archives, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency,

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Army Sergeant 1st class

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