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PETER ALLAN ARKOETTE

PETER ALLAN
ARKOETTE
  • Wall Name:PETER A ARKOETTE
  • Date of Birth:5/7/1948
  • Date of Casualty:5/18/1969
  • Home of Record:SPRINGFIELD
  • County of Record:HAMPDEN COUNTY
  • State:MA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Row:24W, 36
  • Casualty Province:TAY NINH

PAUL GEORGE BELLINO

PAUL GEORGE
BELLINO
  • Wall Name:PAUL G BELLINO
  • Date of Birth:2/28/1948
  • Date of Casualty:5/18/1969
  • Home of Record:WORCESTER
  • County of Record:WORCESTER COUNTY
  • State:MA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Row:24W, 36
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN

GREGORY GEORGE BECK


is honored on Panel 24W, Row 36 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Final Mission of CW2 Gregory G. Beck

    Posted on 4/3/15 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On May 18, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G (tail number 67-15778) from B Company, 4th Aviation Battalion, 4th Infantry Division was attempting to silence a 122 mm rocket attack on Camp Enari, the second night attack in a row. CW2 Gregory G. Beck with an enlisted man in the front seat, crew chief SP5 James T. Cofer, scrambled to suppress the attack. While assaulting the enemy position the weather turned bad and darkness fell. CW2 Beck ran the aircraft into Dragon Mountain while attempting to return to base at Camp Enari. Both crewmen suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The following is an account of the incident by Bill Roberts: Greg was my roommate. That night Greg was on standby flying his new Cobra. I was way down at the flight line helping my crew with a 100 hour inspection. The rockets and mortars started coming in and they were hitting way off on the north side of Camp Enari. The guns didn’t go out for a while and finally Greg took off. We watched him silence the enemy position out west of Camp Enari and listened to the whole thing on our radio. The ceiling was real low and we could hear him come around the traffic pattern, turning west on final. He went IFR. The last transmission we heard was he was switching over to Pleiku AFB for a GCA. We found out later, he had been assigned a brand new Peter Pilot. When the rockets started coming in, the Peter Pilot headed for the bunker rather than manning his ship. Greg tried to find him and finally put the crew chief in the front seat. When he went IFR he was pretty busy by himself and I believe the Cobra only had basic instruments at that time. He turned north toward Pleiku, thinking he was well East of Dragon Mountain. To my recollection, the Peter Pilot was immediately transferred to another unit. When I got in from flying the next day, all Greg’s belongings had been removed from our hootch. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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  • Wish I had met you Gregory G Beck

    Posted on 7/6/13 - by Michelle
    I just want to say I thank God every day that I met your son and wish that I had had the opportunity to meet you. Your son is a wonderful man and I love him and believe you would be so proud of who he has become.
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 9/9/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/17/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Greg is buried at The Good Shepherd Cemetery, Huntington Beach,CA. DFC BSM AM-35OLC ARCOM
  • Anyone who knew my dad please write...

    Posted on 3/3/09 - by Gregory Beck sandiegobeck@gmail.com
    My name is Gregory Beck. I am the son of CWO G Beck. I am trying to find information about him. Please email me with contact information. Thank you very much! God bless you all!
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  • A son's love to his father.

    Posted on 3/22/05 - by Gregory Todd Beck sandiegobeck@gmail.com
    Decades have passed...
    Only your flag yet remains.
    "Too young to have known you."
    Others still claim.
    But my heart still aches, as I cry yet another tear,
    I will marry soon. I so wish you could be here.
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  • NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

    Posted on 7/15/04 - by Chris Spencer cws71354@bellsouth.net
    It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep 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 sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die
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  • Salute to a hero!

    Posted on 1/2/99 - by Harold M. Hannon
    I am Harold M. (Ron) Hannon, and I was Greg's
    Company Commander at the time of his death in
    Vietnam. Both Greg and I had served with the 1st Air
    Cavalry Division during our previous tours of duty
    in Vietnam. He with the 229th, and I with the 227th.
    Greg was one of our most experienced pilots in
    Company B, 4th Avn Bn, and, as such, one of our most
    outstanding junior leaders. All of us "Gamblers" who
    were present at the last VHPA reunion in Fort Worth, Texas
    bowed our heads and raised our voices in remembrance
    of our fallen hero. We thank God for the privilege of
    having served with Greg.
    Ron Hannon <rhannon@palmnet.net>, (407) 784-5037


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