Stephen T. Moody

Posted on April 3, 2010


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Stephen was assigned to Charlie Troop on March 2, 1969 and was Killed in Action on July 2, 1969. Stephen was a Pilot of an OH-6A Observation helicopter.

Stephen was awarded the Purple Heart, Air Medal, Good Conduct Meda, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Aviator Wings.

The following was written by Elizabeth (Simpson) Bondatti a childhood friend of Stephen.

I cannot forget the smile on your face as a young boy, flying your gas-powered airplane at you grandfathers house in Walden NY. It flew fairly high, around a tree, and the determination you had to keep it in the air. I was two yrs younger than you, I don’t even think you noticed me watching you. I don’t even think you were aware of my fascination of such a sight! Stephen, I am not surprised at all, that you would pilot a helicopter in the Vietnam wa. I am not surprised you made the ultimate sacrifice for your fellow mankind. I will never forget that day, in my child like eyes of you, ‘dreaming’ maybe to fly someday.

If any family member or friend reads this blog, please contact me as I am looking for pictures and personal stories about this brave man.