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RICKY WAYNE CHURCH

  • Wall Name:RICKY W CHURCH
  • Date of Birth:7/15/1949
  • Date of Casualty:8/15/1969
  • Home of Record:FLINT
  • County of Record:GENESEE COUNTY
  • State:MI
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:19W, 44
  • Casualty Province:TAY NINH

CHESTER LEON GOINS

  • Wall Name:CHESTER L GOINS
  • Date of Birth:5/24/1948
  • Date of Casualty:8/15/1969
  • Home of Record:PASADENA
  • County of Record:LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:19W, 44
  • Casualty Province:TAY NINH

SANCHEZ ALEJO DEL VALLE


is honored on Panel 19W, Line 44 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of SP4 Alejo Del Valle-Sanchez

    Posted on 9/19/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On August 15, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D (tail number 66-00993) from the 174th Assault Helicopter Company was trail in a flight of four helicopters with the mission of putting infantrymen on the ground to take out an enemy .51 caliber anti-aircraft gun that had been firing on aircraft going in and out of LZ San Juan Hill, a mountain-top fire support base (FSB) located about 10-15 statute miles to the west of Duc Pho, Quang Ngai Province (I Corps), RVN. The gun could not be knocked out by artillery or air strikes and a decision was made to put 11th Brigade infantrymen on the ground to take out the gun because it was constantly being moved. During the mission to destroy the weapon it was used against helicopter 993. The enemy fire was intense and concentrated, causing the tail boom to be severed in flight, resulting in mast bumping and main rotor separation. The helicopter crashed on a side of a hill and rolled on fire down to the bottom of a ravine where it burned. There were no survivors. The four lost crewmen included aircraft commander WO1 Robert H. Shields II, pilot WO1 John M. Bozinski, crew chief SP4 Alejo Del Valle-Sanchez, and gunner PFC Johnnie Graham Jr. The six lost infantrymen were SP4 David B. Lentz, SP4 Raymond G. Masse, CPL Terry K. McDonell, SP4 Ronnie L. Robertson, CPL John G. Smith, and CPL William H. Somerville. [Taken from vhpa.org and 174ahc.org]
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/19/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP4 Sanchez Alejo Del Valle, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 8/15/13 - by A Vietnam Vet, 1969
    Thank you my Nam brother.
  • Who Shall We Send

    Posted on 8/15/03 - by Dave Avery
    "An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."

    Isaiah 6:8

    Et Lux Perpetua Luceat Eis
    Requiescant in Pace
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  • Thank you

    Posted on 5/17/02
    Thank you for serving the American army in the war, and protecting the lives of others

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