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is honored on Panel 41W, Line 42 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of TSGT Emmett S. Orr

    Posted on 3/19/17 - by
    On October 10, 1968, a U.S. Air Force helicopter HH-43B Huskie (tail number 58-1845), callsign Pedro 44, assigned to Detachment 1, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (38th ARRS) at Phan Rang Air Base in Ninh Thuan Province, RVN, was scrambled with the fire suppression kit (FSK) to standby for the emergency landing of a B-57. Pedro 44 entered a left-hand climbing turn over the airfield when it crashed and burned, killing all five crewmembers. The lost crew included pilots MAJ Donald R. Brooks and CAPT Von M. Liebernecht, and crewmen SSGT Milard L.E. Bledsoe, TSGT Angel Luna, and TSGT Emmett S. Orr. [Taken from and]
  • Thank You

    Posted on 10/10/16 - by A Grateful Vietnam Veteran
    Thank you Tech Sergeant Orr for your devotion, leadership and courage.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/3/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear TSGT Emmett Somers Orr, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/14/04 - by Robert Sage
    Emmett is buried at Springfield Nat Cem.
  • I was with him at crash site

    Posted on 5/1/01
    I was stationed with Sgt. Orr at Phan Rang Air force base in Viet Nam. I was one of the rescue men to be at the site that evening when the rescue helicopter crashed, my rescue truck was the first one there. I was part of that rescue and will never forget that day. Family members please contact me if you wish at my e-mail address.

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