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is honored on Panel 29E, Line 30 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 11/11/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Sp4 Ira Garner,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Your 51st anniversary just passed, sad. Happy Veterans' Day. It has been too long, and it's about time 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.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/29/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Ira L Garner, 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
  • Crash Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A tail number 66-00083

    Posted on 1/5/13 - by

    The aircraft, based out of Di An, was on a night resupply mission on November 1, 1967, when the sling load the aircraft was carrying was felt to hit the ground. This caused the pilot to turn on the landing light which revealed the aircraft was about to hit a tree. The helicopter hit the tree, causing it to crash and burn. Two crewmen, gunners SP4 Louis E. Armstead and SP4 Ira L. Garner, and two passengers, SP4 Karl F. Rynearson and MAJ Charles E. Weaver, suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The other five personnel aboard were injured. [Taken from]

  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/13/09 - by Robert Sage
    Ira is buried at Garner Memorial Cemetery in Tylertown, MS.
  • Remembering Monday, Nov. 6, 1967

    Posted on 2/5/07 - by Michael L. Caines
    I would like to take this opportunity to remember Ira Garner, who on 11-6-67 was taken from a place of war to a better place. I did not know Ira, but I did witness the helicopter crash landing that took his life.

    Friends and relatives of Ira, who would like to contact me, please feel free to do so.
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