Final Mission of U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A tail number 66-00071Posted on 10/22/12 - by firstname.lastname@example.org
The helicopter crashed inverted, exploded, and burned. No direct evidence of enemy fire, but classified by Army as combat strike. Crew members included 1LT Robert E. Wise (KIA), CW2 Orman D. Phillips (KIA), SP4 William R. Janka (KIA), PFC Richard C. McKee Jr. (KIA), and SP6 Dennis W. Smith (KIA). The flight included three passengers: SP6 Clifford E. Sparks (KIA), SP4 Kenneth W. Lampman (KIA), and one unnamed personnel who perished in the crash. [Taken from vhpa.org]
Do not stand at my grave and weepPosted on 3/5/09 - by Bob RossDo not stand at my grave and weep.MORE
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Mary Frye – 1932
MY Friend-MY BuddyPosted on 5/1/05 - by John A. Card JACard11@aol.comWE joined togeather and went thru basic. Then the Army seperated us when we were supposed to stay togeather. I was not there when you died in that Fiery Crash that left a child you had not seen. I have seen him and he is well! Your Friend-Your Buddy, JohnMORE
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.