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FREDDIE NEIL HAYNES


is honored on Panel 16W, Line 64 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/26/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP4 Freddie Neil Haynes, 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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  • Distinguished Service Cross Citation

    Posted on 11/12/11 - by A Vietnam Vet.
    Distinguished Service Cross

    Awarded posthumously for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Specialist Fourth Class Freddie Neil Haynes, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with 57th Aviation Company, 52d Aviation Battalion, 17th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade. Specialist Fourth Class Haynes distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 12 November 1969 while serving as doorgunner on a transport helicopter supporting the 5th Special Forces. While at the encampment at Dak Pek, the crews of four helicopters came under intense enemy mortar attack. When the initial incoming round wounded four pilots, Specialist Haynes immediately went to their assistance and helped them to seek shelter in a slight depression in the ground. As the shells continued to pound the area, Specialist Haynes ran into the open to prepare two aircraft for take-off. One of the helicopters received a direct mortar hit, and although wounded by shrapnel, Specialist Haynes approached the burning ship and extracted the injured pilot. Minutes later as he was helping the wounded pilot aboard a second craft, Specialist Haynes was fatally wounded. Specialist Fourth Class Haynes extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

    General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army, Vietnam, General Orders No. 381 (February 11, 1970)

    Action Date: November 12, 1969

    Service: Army

    Rank: Specialist Fourth Class

    Company: 57th Aviation Company

    Battalion: 52d Aviation Battalion

    Regiment: 17th Combat Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/14/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Freddie is buried at Mt Zion Cemetery, Redwood,MS. DSC AM-13OLC PH
  • Not forgotten

    Posted on 11/7/05 - by Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67
    Freddie, Although we never met,
    I just want you to know you are
    not forgotten. You gave the ultimate
    sacrifice, your life for what you believed
    in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you
    for protecting the freedoms we enjoy
    today.
    A true American Hero.
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  • DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

    Posted on 7/30/99 - by CLAY MARSTON cmarston@interlog.com
    SPECIALIST 4

    FREDDIE NEIL HAYNES

    was posthumously awarded the

    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS


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