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FRANKLIN VANCE ANDERSON


is honored on Panel 61E, Line 22 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 9/4/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR WARRANT OFFICER ANDERSON,
    THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A HELICOPTER PILOT - UTILITY AND LIGHT CARGO SINGLE ROTOR. ON THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND OF LABOR DAY, IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THOSE OF YOU WHO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO CELEBRATE. REST IN PEACE
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 9/4/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR WARRANT OFFICER ANDERSON,
    THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A HELICOPTER PILOT - UTILITY AND LIGHT CARGO SINGLE ROTOR. ON THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND OF LABOR DAY, IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THOSE OF YOU WHO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO CELEBRATE. REST IN PEACE
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 5/6/16 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear WO Franklin Vance Anderson, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • I remember well.

    Posted on 9/4/14 - by John Conley
    A couple days before your departure for Heaven you flew me on my regular Adjutant's mission to the field and we had our evening meal together in the Officer's Mess. We became friends over the past month when I returened to Vietnam. Suddenly I replaced the "A" Troop Commander when he was killed by an RPG and the following morning commanded the troop into the dense Jungle called the Catcher's Mitt. You were a couple hundred meters ahead of me, reconning in front of "B" Troop, when your chopper came down. Within minutes my unit came under intense enemy fire starting a 4 hour battle. I still remember well, and never will forget you Andy. God be with you and your family.

    John
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  • Final Mission of U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 66-07926

    Posted on 5/5/13 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org

    On May 17, 1968 this aircraft from Troop D (Air), 1st Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division was operating in Binh Duong Province (III Corps). The crew was on a visual reconnaissance mission when the helicopter was struck by a B-40 rocket (RPG). The helicopter was hit in the fuselage, causing an explosion. The wreckage landed on top of some trees and burned. The two crewmen aboard, pilot WO1 Franklin V. Anderson and gunnerSP5 Brent J. Bertsch, suffered fatal injuries in the attack. [Taken from vhpa.org]

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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.