Killed In Action – 24 August 1965 in Hong Kong
His name can be found on the wall on Panel 2E, Line 84
Harold Dayringer was a native of Fayetteville, but grew up in Benson. He attended Benson High School and was working as a brick mason before entering the Marine Corps. He was married. He was killed when the airplane returning him to Vietnam from Hong Kong caught on fire and crashed into Hong Kong Harbor. He was among 63 Marines and Navy personnel who had finished a short period of rest and relaxation. Thirteen men survived the crash.
He is honored on Panel 2E, Line 84 and is buried Stevens Chapel Cemetery in Benson.