William Raymond McLay was active duty deceased, and had passed away on the base while jogging. He was with VO-67 crew 12 and the VA-304, the Firebirds.
Observation Squadron 67 was a clandestine United States Navy military intelligence aircraft squadron based in Thailand during the Vietnam War.
Created in February 1967, the unit was deactivated in July 1968.
VA-304, nicknamed the Firebirds, was an Attack Squadron of the U.S. Navy Reserve, based at NAS Alameda, California. It was established on 1 July 1970, and disestablished almost 25 years later, on 31 December 1994.