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ROGER CHARLES COLLETTE

  • Wall Name:ROGER C COLLETTE
  • Date of Birth:8/7/1945
  • Date of Casualty:5/4/1966
  • Home of Record:NEW IBERIA
  • County of Record:IBERIA PARISH
  • State:LA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line: 7E, 23
  • Casualty Province:PR & MR UNKNOWN

CARY CRADDOCK

CARY
CRADDOCK
  • Wall Name:CARY CRADDOCK
  • Date of Birth:9/9/1937
  • Date of Casualty:5/4/1966
  • Home of Record:ORLANDO
  • County of Record:ORANGE COUNTY
  • State:FL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Line: 7E, 24
  • Casualty Province:PR & MR UNKNOWN

JOHN FRANCIS CONCANNON


is honored on Panel 7E, Line 23 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Final Mission of SP4 John F. Concannon

    Posted on 11/23/15 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On May 4, 1966, a U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A (tail number 64-13138) from the 147th Assault Support Helicopter Company ("Hill Climbers") crashed during a combat mission 13 nautical miles northwest of Nhon Co while deploying to a forward base. The passengers were from 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry of the 101st Infantry Division. One of the passengers was the 1st Brigade’s Roman Catholic chaplain, Major William J. Barragy. Eyewitnesses agreed for the most part that there were flames coming from the rear of the aircraft and it seemed to have no forward airspeed and was spinning and falling straight down. The technical report suggested that the combining transmission failure, excessive heat, and fire causing the #2 drive shaft to separate. The resulting fire may have been ingested into the remaining engine causing a loss of power, SAS (Stability Augmentation System), and aircraft electrical systems. There is evidence that the pilot attempted to flare the helicopter prior to impact to no avail, the aircraft crashing on its left side and was consumed by fire. There were no survivors. The crew included aircraft commander CW3 George A. Clark, pilot CW3 John A. Eddy, flight engineer SP6 Edgar S. Doliber, crew chief SP5 Aaron B. Aumiller, and gunner SP4 Fairley W. Mills. The passengers were MAJ William J. Barragy, PFC Roger L. Berg, SSGT John A. Brown, PFC Robert L. Clark, PFC Roger C. Collette, SP4 John F. Concannon, MSGT J. D. Harrell, SSGT Gene Hawthorne, PFC Malakia Jackson Jr., PFC Michael Simpson, PFC Joseph J. Swayze, PFC Robert E. Thompson, SP4 Earnest A. Tucker Jr., FSGT Harden B. Walker, and SP4 Howard D. Weiss. [Taken from vhpa.org and armyaircrews.com]
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  • long ago

    Posted on 12/17/14
    Jack was a few years ahead of me in high school. I always had a special place in my heart for him - still do. Rest in peace, Jackie.
  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 5/2/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

    Dear SP4 John Francis Concannon, sir



    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you 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. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.



    With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.



    Curt Carter (son of Sgt Ardon William Carter, 101st Airborne)

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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 7/27/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/18/04 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    John is buried at Arlington Nat Cem
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