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DONALD LEROY WASHINGTON

  • Wall Name:DONALD L WASHINGTON
  • Date of Birth:2/25/1948
  • Date of Casualty:6/24/1968
  • Home of Record:OKLAHOMA CITY
  • County of Record:OKLAHOMA COUNTY
  • State:OK
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:55W, 32
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TIN

ANDREW BATTIEST

  • Wall Name:ANDREW BATTIEST
  • Date of Birth:10/9/1946
  • Date of Casualty:6/25/1968
  • Home of Record:CALIPATRIA
  • County of Record:IMPERIAL COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:55W, 32
  • Casualty Province:KONTUM

HARVEY CHARLES ADDISON


is honored on Panel 55W, Line 32 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/2/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    DEAR WARRANT OFFICER ADDISON,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS HELICOPTER PILOT. IT WAS THOSE CHOPPERS THAT SAVED SO MANY LIVES.
    REST IN PEACE.
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/19/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Warrant Officer Harvey Charles Addison, Served with the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, 214th Aviation Battalion, 12th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade.
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  • Final Mission of WO1 Harvey C. Addison

    Posted on 10/5/15 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On June 25, 1968, the 240th Assault Helicopter Company was tasked with conducting a troop lift for a Royal Thai Army unit, moving into an area about 11 kilometers southeast of Bien Hoa. Eleven UH-1H Hueys were involved, including a command and control aircraft and ten lift ships. Since the weather was marginal the C&C ship departed first to recon the assault area and found that the weather in the operating area was acceptable. He directed the ten lift ships to depart BEARCAT base for the assault point. The subsequent accident investigation reported the following: "During takeoff, climb out, and enroute to the area of operation, the flight encountered fog, clouds and haze that restricted visibility. The flight of ten lift helicopters proceeded northwest from Bearcat at an altitude of 1000 feet in a staggered right formation until over the area of operation. The flight leader (Blue 1) had visual contact with the command and control aircraft and gunships, but stated that the command and control aircraft did not have the flight in sight. After proceeding northwest of the area of operations, the flight leader informed the command and control aircraft of his location and that he was encountering clouds at 1000 feet. He did not have visual contact with the ground or the command and control aircraft at that time. He informed the command and control aircraft he was going to establish a left hand orbit, as he was passing the area of operations. The command and control ship acknowledged the left orbit and suggested the flight go to 900 feet as the weather was better at that altitude. The flight leader established a standard turn to the left and descended to 900 feet. After turning from northwest through south and east to a heading of 060 degrees, he entered a cloud. Immediately upon emerging from the cloud the flight leader saw an unidentified helicopter approaching at his immediate right front at the same flight level." The approaching aircraft was the C&C ship. BLUE 1 and the C&C ship both took immediate evasive action and missed each other. However, BLUE 2's rotors hit the C&C ship's fuselage, which promptly exploded. BLUE 4, immediately behind BLUE 2, sustained severe damage as it flew through the debris, while the remaining eight Hueys avoided damage. Twenty-nine men--twelve 240th AHC aircrew and 17 Thai soldiers--were aboard the three Hueys (tail numbers 66-16601, 66-16592 and 66-16206). All suffered fatal injuries in the accident. They included CAPT Franklin J. Hiner, CWO Thomas J. Smith, WO1 Harvey C. Addison, WO1 Ralph M. Havnaer, WO David R. Hoffman, WO Arvi Rohtvali, SP5 Joseph G. Catoir, SP5 George D. Dell, SP5 Henry L. Page, SP4 Robert Powell, SP4 Charles C. Sales, and SP4 Wayne M. Smith plus seventeen Thai soldiers, names and ranks unknown. [Taken from virtualwall.org]
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  • Class of 1965 Friends Bible Academy

    Posted on 3/12/15 - by Dr. Jim Day jday@worldlinc.net
    As we prepare for the 50th how can any of your classmates not be honored to know that you gave the ultimate for God and Country! You are always on my mind with the 38 years I spent in the Army and National Guard. My dedication to the Army had to be in honor of your giving to our great nation. When we meet for the reunion it will be for us to give time for the honor of your name and good times we all had as classmates. Dr. Jim Day
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  • Wishing I had meet you

    Posted on 4/21/14 - by Barbara Proffitt
    I am the wife of your little brother whom you where worried about. I want you to know that he looked up to you and many of his life experiences reminded him of you. I often wonder what kind of man he would have been with a little more of your guidance. He turened out to be a wonderful father and husband. Thanks for your help in shaping his life. To the sensless deaths and the loved ones left behind my thoughts and prayer go out to you.
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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.

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