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RONNIE HERBERT BEALS


is honored on Panel 32E, Line 90 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Even still, Welcome Home Ronnie

    Posted on 1/18/17 - by Michael Pruitt Armedfalcon12@gmail.com
    My name is Michael Pruitt son of Spc4 Jimmy Pruitt who served in the same unit as Ronnie (2/20th ARA 1CAV) during the war in Vietnam. Iv learned about Ronnie's tour & death in Nam, in my research/ studies of the ARA. The 1st Cavs AERIAL ROCKET ARTILLERY was very important in the sky's of Nam & saved alot of our soldiers on the ground from being killed, Ronnie Beals was a part of that game plan up to his KIA...i salute you Ronnie, you are my generations hero's...
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 1/1/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR WARRANT OFFICER BEALS,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN UTILITY & LIGHT CARGO SINGEL ROTOR PILOT WITH THE 1ST CAVALRY. THIS WAS THE UNIT OF A FRIEND'S TWIN. SAY HI TO MIKE. IT IS STILL THE CHRISTMAS SEASON.AND WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU. IT IS NEW YEAR, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 1/29/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear WO Ronnie Herbert Beals, 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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  • ARA Pilot

    Posted on 12/4/13 - by Russ
    I only knew Warrant Officer Ronnie Beals a short time because I had only arrived in the unit a short time before he was killed and he had gone on R&R shortly after I arrived. I had only been assigned as a Crew Chief and was recovering from a wound received Christmas night.

    As a Crew Chief, one gets to know the pilots. You learn who is a good pilot and who is a bad pilot. You also remember these pilots for the same reason. If you have a pilot that you do not remember name, perhaps they were were not bad enough or good enough to make a mark in your mind. Although, I do not remember flying with Ronnie, memories of a good pilot stick in my mind because of other crew members.

    I can not tell you how much it pleases me to know Ronnie's son. Although I have never met Paul Beals, I feel I know him.
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  • Final Mission of U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 64-14034

    Posted on 5/29/13 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org

    On December 29, 1967 this aircraft from C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 20th Artillery, Aerial Rocket Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division was on a combat mission to provide close air support in the Quang Nam Province (I Corps) when it hit by small arms fire and crashed into the Ky Lam River, 7 kilometers S-SW of Dien Ban. There were no survivors. The crew on board consisted of aircraft commander WO1 Ronnie H. Beals, pilot WO1 Larry R. Doyle, and gunners CPL Clifton Henson and PFC Lupe P. Lopez. [Taken from vhpa.org]

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