JOHN HENRY HARRIS JR
- Wall Name:JOHN H HARRIS JR
- Date of Birth:12/25/1946
- Date of Casualty:7/27/1969
- Home of Record:GREELEY
- County of Record:GREELEY COUNTY
- Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
- Panel/Row:20W, 57
- Casualty Province:QUANG NAM
JAMES CLEVELAND JACKSON
- Wall Name:JAMES C JACKSON
- Date of Birth:9/5/1948
- Date of Casualty:7/27/1969
- Home of Record:CHESTER
- County of Record:CHESTER COUNTY
- Branch of Service:ARMY
- Panel/Row:20W, 58
- Casualty Province:BINH DINH
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 1/30/14 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear SP4 Thomas Allen Hinson, sirMORE
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
Accident Summary on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17800Posted on 7/12/11 - by firstname.lastname@example.orgThe 57th AHC's unit history states the monsoon weather had forced many mission cancellation during the month. Four slicks had departed for a mission and, after accomplishing the mission, header back for Kontum. While enroute the ceiling lowered to 300 feet in rain. Three of the ships made it back safely but the fourth, piloted by WO Eric Bargquist and 1LT James Carr, went IFR and had initiated a surveillance radar approach to the field. On a three mile final to runway 28, contact was lost on radar. An immediate search was begun and, before the weather forced the search to a halt, wreckage was found burning approximately 100 meters below the top of a ridgeline. The two pilots, along with the CE, SP4 Thomas Hinson, and doorgunner, PFC Terry Dees, died in the crash. [Taken from vhpa.org]MORE
We RememberPosted on 5/15/11 - by Robert Sage email@example.comThomas is remembered by the men of his Basic Training Company, D-5-1 of Ft Polk,LA. He served with 57 AHC, 52 AVN BN, 17 AVN GP, 1 AVN BDE. He is buried at Brookside Memorial Park, Houston,TXx. BSM AM-11OLCMORE
Basic TrainingPosted on 5/30/06 - by Billy M. Brown firstname.lastname@example.orgWe served together in basic training D-5-1, Fort Polk, Louisiana from September 13, 1967 through November 17, 1967. I will always remember Tom, he gave his best.MORE
NEVER FORGOTTENPosted on 5/24/06 - by Bill Nelson email@example.com
"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."
Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.
We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:
Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.
From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
The Wall of Faces
Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.
THOMAS A HINSON
10/1/1948 - 7/27/1969
the education center at the wall
VVMF is completing the mission of preserving the legacy of our fallen heroes by building an education center to tell the stories of the names on The Wall.