Rayfon “Ray” Lofton

Military Data
Length Service 01
Unit B Company, 4th Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade, USARV

Casualty Data
Start Tour 6 June 1966
Incident Date 23 August 1966
Casualty Date 23 August 1966
Age at Loss 21
Location Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Non-hostile, died of other causes
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Drowned or suffocated

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United States Army Private First Class Lofton died in the Vietnam War. Rayfon drowned during a river crossing. The river was swift and deep and Rayfon was halfway across the river when he lost his grip and was swept downstream. Rayfon’s body was recovered the next day submerged under a fallen tree. Rayfon served in B Company, 3rd Platoon, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade.

Burial
Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
Plot PP, 224

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