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AARON BUCKLEY AUMILLER


is honored on Panel 7E, Line 22 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembered

    Posted on 10/10/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR SPEC 5 AUMILLER,
    THANKS FOR BEING A HUEY - UH - 1 HELICOPTER REPAIRER. I ABSOLUTELY HATE THAT YOU DIED A DAY BEFORE YOUR BIRTHDAY. WE ARE CELEBRATING COLUMBUS DAY, AND THE DISCOVERY THAT LED TO US BEING IN AMERICA. THANK YOU FOR PROTECTING AMERICA. REST IN PEACE.
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  • My brother, my hero

    Posted on 5/6/16 - by Melody Aumiller stonemeadowsheep@verizon.net
    It's been 50 years since you left us, and your family still misses you terribly. I was only 4, but you were my hero. You will always be my hero.
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  • Escort of honor for Aron

    Posted on 12/4/15 - by Daniel Morrison
    My name is Daniel Morrison and I had the honor of escorting Aron home to and burial in Arlington. I didn't know Aron but we had a lot in common. We were the same age and I was also a crew chief in Vietnam in 1962-63,my replacement is also on the wall. thank you and God bless Aron and his family friends Daniel Morrison ,,Clarksburg,WV
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  • Final Mission of SP5 Aaron B. Aumiller

    Posted on 11/21/15 - 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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  • Final Mission of SP5 Aaron B. Aumiller

    Posted on 11/21/15 - 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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The Wall of Faces

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