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GARRY WALLACE WARD

  • Wall Name:GARRY W WARD
  • Date of Birth:10/10/1950
  • Date of Casualty:4/11/1970
  • Home of Record:MONTICELLO
  • County of Record:DREW COUNTY
  • State:AR
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Line:12W, 126
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

BRUCE ELLIS ARMSTRONG

  • Wall Name:BRUCE E ARMSTRONG
  • Date of Birth:10/16/1948
  • Date of Casualty:4/12/1970
  • Home of Record:CHATTANOOGA
  • County of Record:HAMILTON COUNTY
  • State:TN
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:12W, 126
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NGAI

GEORGE HARTWELL ADAMS


is honored on Panel 12W, Line 126 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 7/20/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    DEAR CAPTAIN ADAMS,

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, AND REST IN PEACE.
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  • Final Mission of CAPT George H. Adams

    Posted on 10/31/15 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On April 12, 1970, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 68-16387) from Air Cavalry Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR) was on an airborne personnel detector mission west of An Loc in the Tay Ninh Province, South Vietnam, when it received ground fire, lost hydraulic pressure, and crashed. Four of the six crewmen suffered fatal injuries in the attack. The crew chief and a passenger survived and were rescued. The lost crewmen included aircraft commander CAPT George H. Adams, pilot CAPT James M. Atchison, gunner SP4 Cleve D. Miller, and crewman SP4 Dionisio G. Carrizales. The following is a personal account for this incident: I was also on that flight on Sunday morning 12 Apr 1970. SP4 Carrizales and I were the crewmembers on a "sniffer" mission that morning. We were both assigned to the 33rd Chemical Detachment which was attached to the 11th ACR. As we were descending to begin our run, we took ground fire from what sounded like a .30 caliber machine gun. There were multiple hits and the pilots lost hydraulic control of the chopper and we descended steeply at about 90 knots into the jungle canopy. I would estimate that we were about 300-500 feet when hit. While going down, rounds had penetrated the engine and fire was shooting out between SP4 Carrizales and me who were on the bench seat. I was on the left side of the seat and Dion on the right side. I regained consciousness after the crash, opened my eyes and saw only flames. My hair and right shoulder clothing were on fire. I pulled my seatbelt release and fell from the flaming craft. The chopper at this point was hanging up in the trees. I spent 3 months in the hospital for my burns. (From: Jerry L. Self, Captain, 33rd Chemical Detachment) [Taken from vhpa.org]
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  • To A Friend Long Gone

    Posted on 2/9/15 - by Thomas C. Manning c3cowboypirate@gmail.com
    This is my song to a friend long gone.
    A friend that I cherished and loved like a brother.
    And though I still can't believe that he won't be returning,
    I will mourn for his passing all the rest of my days.
    And where will it end, my friend? (Written April, 1970)

    George, we met in 1960, and were best of friends from that day until the day that you died. We still are the best of friends. You will forever live in my memory.
    Tom
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 4/2/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear Captain George Hartwell Adams, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • To my best friend

    Posted on 1/27/13 - by Larry Parsons lparsons@nmia.com

    George, you were my best friend and an outstanding Scout Platoon Leader. You are constantly in my memories.

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