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is honored on Panel 20E, Line 118 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Friend in Chagrin Falls, Ohio

    Posted on 9/28/17 - by Vald Svekis
    Norm was a good friend. He decided to serve the country and went off for helicopter training. The rest is documented.

    Included In the photo I submitted are his wife Delores and baby girl Diana.
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 9/6/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Captain Norman Richard Kidd Jr., Served with the 191st Assault Helicopter Company, 214th Aviation Battalion, 121th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 5/21/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Captain Norman Richard Kidd Jr, 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
  • Honoring California Vietnam Casualties

    Posted on 7/16/13 - by Billy M. Brown
    May his sacrifice not be forgotten.
  • Information on Mid-Air Crash of U.S. Army helicopters UH-1D tail numbers 66-00673 and 66-00677

    Posted on 11/16/12 - by

    On May 26, 1967 at approximately 2100 hours, a light fire team consisting of aircraft 66-677 and 66-673 were called out by the 51st ARVN Ranger Battalion, Ben Luc RVN, to investigate some suspected VC activity. The team arrived on the scene at approximately 2130 hours. They began a visual reconnaissance of the area with the assistance of flares fired by the artillery. At 2230 hours while in bad weather at night, the two aircraft met in an apparent head-on collision. There was an explosion and both aircraft fell to the ground in flames. There were no survivors. The two helo crews consisted of (66-673) CAPT Robert L. Mosher, WO1 Robert W. Cook, SP4 Melvin L. Martz, SP4 Rodger L. Fortune, 1LT Jack L. Dodson and (66-677) CAPT Gene F. Matthews, CAPT Norman R. Kidd Jr., SP5 George D. Bennett, SP4 Joseph D. Legrand Jr. 1LT Dodson was a passenger in 66-673. He and CAPT Kidd were the 191st's first casualties, even before their equipment had arrived in Vietnam. The 191st had just been formed with CAPT Kidd heading up the Armed Platoon. Both of them wanted to get into action right away and talked D35 into letting them get some experience. For CAPT Matthews of 66-677 it was his first flight after returning from the stateside funeral of his brother. [Taken from]

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