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LLOYD ALFORD CONE


is honored on Panel 56E, Line 37 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of AMS3 Lloyd A. Cone

    Posted on 3/24/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On May 8, 1968, U.S. Navy helicopter UH-1B (tail number 62-04582) from the Helicopter Attack Squadron (Light) THREE [HA(L)-3], nicknamed the “Seawolves,” was on a mission in support of Naval Special Warfare operations and Mobile Riverine Forces in a canal six miles south of Binh Thuy Naval Base. While in flight the aircraft came under hostile enemy fire, hit by several rounds of small arms fire. A crewman on board, AMS3 Lloyd A. Cone, suffered a fatal head wound in the attack. After being hit, Cone fell back into the aircraft with his finger still on the trigger of his M60 machine gun. The machine gunfire put a big slice in the side of the aircraft with fragments hitting and wounding the pilot. The helicopter was able to continue flight and made an emergency landing at Binh Thuy Air Base where the pilot received medical aid and the aircraft was repaired. [Taken from vhpa.org and tf116.org]
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 1/6/18 - by Lucy Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear AMS3 Lloyd Cone,
    Thank you for your service as an Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures) 3rd Class. It is 2018, Happy New Year, and it is the also the Epiphany. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/23/16 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear AMS3 Lloyd Alford Cone, 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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  • Final Mission of AMS Lloyd A. Cone

    Posted on 4/27/13 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org

    On May 8, 1968, U.S. Navy helicopter UH-1B tail number 62-04582 from the Helicopter Attack Squadron (Light) THREE [HA(L)-3], nicknamed the “Seawolves,” was on a mission in support of Naval Special Warfare operations and Mobile Riverine Forces in South Vietnam. While in flight the aircraft came under hostile enemy fire, hit by several rounds of small arms fire (AK-47). A crewman on board, AMS Lloyd A. Cone, suffered fatal wounds in the attack. The helicopter was able to continue flight and land safely. It was later repaired in theater. [Taken from vhpa.org]

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  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/26/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Lloyd is buried at Moody's Chapel in Altoona,AL. DFC AM NCM PH
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