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John C. Hansen

February 5, 2010

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For those who look at the “Wall”, John Hansen is just a name among 58,000+.  John Hansen was a real live human-being. He was my first love. I was just a skinny 14-year-old girl wearing pig-tails and had a big nose as my face was pretty thin. He was my field boss one summer when […]

Gary L McKiddy

February 4, 2010

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Gary L. McKiddy was a member of a three-man Scout Team. The pilot was Tommy Whiddon and the co-pilot was James Skaggs. When his helicopter was shot down, Gary was thrown free. He ran back to the Helicopter and pulled the Co-Pilot free and took him to safety. Gary then returned to the helicopter to free […]

Mission Number 1 – Ashau Valley

February 3, 2010

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 To read about the Ashau Valley go to My year in Vietnam by Patrick Bieneman.                                                            

John B. Waller

February 2, 2010

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   From a letter on a website about John (www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/vvm/waller) I extracted the following about John. “It is through the enrichment of John’s acquaintance that we are all that much stronger. I of course tell stories about John and I in scouts and on Prince Street. We all have a good laugh and think of him […]

Victor Austin

February 2, 2010

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Victor Austin was a member of a three-man Scout Team. He was the Observer. David Kingman was his Pilot and Ronald Roberts was the Door Gunner. All three died that day when their helicopter was shot down. Doris Milburn is Victors’ sister. This how she remembers her brother. Vic, as he was called by friends […]

Donald Porter

February 1, 2010

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      Donald Porter was a member of a three-man Scout Team. He was the pilot of an OH-6A Light Observation Helicopter and Warren F. Brown and Paul F. Weber were his team mates. All three were killed when their helicopter was shot down. George Raach was Donald’s Friend. I first met Don in 1952 at St. […]

John C. Wallace

February 1, 2010

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   John C. Wallace was a member of a three-man Scout team. He was the Pilot of an OH-6A Light Observation Helicopter and John States and Douglas Gossage were both Observers. All three were killed when their helicopter was shot down. Billy Brown was a friend of Johns. Wally as John was known by his friends grew up […]

Mission Number 5 – The Horse Shoe Ambush

February 1, 2010

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To read about this mission go to My year in Vietnam by Patrick Bieneman  

Mission Number 4 – Down Bird

February 1, 2010

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To read about this mission go to My year in Vietnam by Patrick Bieneman

Mission Number 3 LRRP Extraction

February 1, 2010

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July 7, 1968 Once again we were called out on a mission. Six Long Range Recon Patrol (LRRPs) members had been scouting  enemy movement when they had to call for air support. An attack helicopter unit was dispatched to help them. They had received enemy small arms fire from an unknown size force. One of their […]