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LARRY WADE DUKE


is honored on Panel 13W, Line 103 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Air Loss Over Land

    Posted on 12/25/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On March 10, 1970, a U.S. Marine Corps CH-46D helicopter (#153987) from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 164 (HMM 164) suffered a rotor failure shortly after takeoff and crashed, resulting in the deaths of four Marine passengers. The aircraft was on a routine resupply mission. The helicopter lifted off from Camp Perdue (Hill 327) in Quang Nam Province, RVN, with an external net load and started traveling forward when its main rotors began to come apart. The aircraft crashed outside of the perimeter of the camp, a couple hundred yards from the helipad. A fire quickly erupted which caused ammunition and explosives to begin cooking off. The crew were able to escape the flaming wreckage, however, four passengers aboard perished in the inferno. They were PFC Theodore L. Cadenhead, SGT Larry W. Duke, LCPL Larry A. Struss, and PFC Marcelino Vargas Jr. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and popasmoke.com]
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/14/15 - by Robert Sage 1968rsage@gmail.com
    Larry is buried at Green Hills Memory Gardens, Pennville,GA.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 3/10/15 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Sergeant.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/2/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SGT Larry Wade Duke, 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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  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/7/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Larry is buried at Summerville,GA.
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