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DARYL CHARLES BAUER

  • Wall Name:DARYL C BAUER
  • Date of Birth:2/22/1950
  • Date of Casualty:3/11/1969
  • Home of Record:CINCINNATI
  • County of Record:HAMILTON COUNTY
  • State:OH
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:29W, 4
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

PERRY LEONARD BOZEMAN

  • Wall Name:PERRY L BOZEMAN
  • Date of Birth:5/5/1950
  • Date of Casualty:3/11/1969
  • Home of Record:LOMITA
  • County of Record:LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:29W, 4
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TIN

JOHN LEE BENDOR


is honored on Panel 29W, Line 4 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 2/3/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR SPEC 4 BENDOR,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A FLIGHT QUALIFIED AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE APPRENTICE. IT IS 2017, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. 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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  • Final Mission of SP4 John L. Bendor

    Posted on 1/25/15 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    At 1300 hours on March 11, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 68-15371) was supporting the Republic of Korea (ROK) troops on a Snoopy Mission (flying at tree-top level trying to draw enemy fire so as to have him expose themselves). WO1 Larry L. Stoner flew the low level requirement of the mission. He was supported by a chase ship and two ships from the 129th Assualt Helicopter Company. The Snoopy Mission was completed at approximately 1500 hours. The gunships were released at this time to return to Lane Army Heliport (Lane AHP), about ten miles inland from the coastal city of Qui Nhon, to remain on standby status. The two remaining ships were retained at Miami Beach, 26th ROK Regiment, coordinates CQ 103-780, pending further mission requirements from the supported unit. The two UH-1H aircraft refueled and decided to return to Lane AHP by flying due west along the Song Cai River to a point in the vicinity of the railroad bridge involved in the accident, then fly north and follow Route 68 which would take them directly back to Lane. The two aircraft took off shortly after 1545 hours with one aircraft piloted by WO1 Slavens flying at an altitude of 200 to 400 feet above ground level (AGL) while WO1 Stoner was flying at approximately 100 feet AGL. The bridge at the scene of the accident is located exactly 14 kilometers west of Miami Beach. Just prior to reaching the proximity of the bridge WO1 Stoner made a transmission on the UHF radio in which he stated that he was going to attempt to fly under the railroad bridge. He asked WO1 Slavens if he would like to follow him through, WO1 Slavens replied that he would not as that he was getting too short for that sort of thing. WO1 Slavens, who at the time was taking pictures, had his co-pilot maneuver the aircraft in such a manner as to get just approximately higher and to the right of the bridge. They approached the bridge approximately 80-90 knots. At a distance of 200 meters short of the bridge WO1 Slavens instructed his co-pilot to slow up the aircraft so that he could take a picture of the other aircraft going underneath. As WO1 Stoner approached the bridge he appeared to be clear of the bottom girder of the steel I-beam structure. At this time WO1 Stoner started a flaring left turn in an attempt to avoid collision with the lowest portion of the bridge. Before turn could be completed and enough altitude gained the rotor mast struck a vertical I-beam support at the lower section of the bridge. The main rotor mast sheared off just below the dampeners, the remainder of the aircraft, now out of sight but assumed to be intact rolled inverted, impacted the ground and spun 180 and came to rest sixty meters away from the bridge. Upon impact with the bridge, WO1 Slavens took control of his aircraft and flew to the other side where he saw that the aircraft was inverted and tilted to the left front, the tail boom had separated from main body of the aircraft and a fire started, presumably on impact. WO1 Slavens landed immediately and instructed his crew chief and gunner to get out and render assistance to the crew of the crashed aircraft. As the crew members rushed from their aircraft, the Korean passenger followed by the crew chief were observed crawling from the wreckage. The co-pilot also survived the crash. However, pilot WO1 Stoner and his gunner, SP4 John L. Bendor, suffered fatal injuries in the crash. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/11/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP4 John Lee Bendor, 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.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 1/9/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    John is buried at Roselawn Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon County,FL.
  • NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

    Posted on 7/16/04 - 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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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.