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is honored on Panel 29W, Line 39 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Phillip Randall Pannell

    Posted on 6/14/16 - by Shirlene Pannell Juno
    Randy, my "little" brother was always special. He volunteered because he believed in freedom for all. I remember asking him "Why, Randy? " because seeing him go to war was so painful. His response, "Sis, there are people there who are my age and have never known freedom. "
  • The Ultimate Sacrifice was made by this Corps member, who was killed during the Vietnam War.

    Posted on 6/12/16 - by thomas r bailey '63 TAMU thomas@hal-pc.opg
    The Corps of Cadets and Texas A&M University
    Salute: CWO Phillip R Pannell '73
    “The Memorial for Vietnam Era”
    “Corps Plaza Memorial”
    College Station, Texas trb’63
    For more information or adding information contact:
    Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets Center 1400 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-1400 (979) 862-2862
  • Final Mission of CW2 Phillip R. Pannell

    Posted on 2/6/15 - by
    On March 14, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G (tail number 66-15301) from B Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division was operating in the Tay Ninh Province (III Corps), approximately 17 Km N-NW of Nui Ba Den and approximately 6 Km NW of what was known as Landing Zone (LZ) Barbara, or "the old French fort" on Route TL 4. The crew, CW2 Phillip R. Pannell and WO1 David F. Popp, were part of a hunter-killer Pink Team of scout and attack helicopters. The weather was clear and it was late in the afternoon right before dark when CW2 Pannell and WO1 Popp’s aircraft received enemy ground fire, causing it to crash. The OH-6 reported they were flying at altitude with Cobra (AH-1G) in trail and that there was no radio distress call. After a few minutes of no communication, the OH-6 did a 360 and went looking for 301 with negative results. B Troop spent 3 full days looking for 301, and continued to search for the downed aircraft while conducting normal operations in the area. The crash site was located approximately eight months later on January 15, 1970 by elements of Troop A, 1/9 Cav, 1st Cavalry Division. The remains of WO1 Popp and CWO Pannell were found undisturbed and were evacuated to Saigon Airport (TSN) to the military mortuary on January 16, 1970. The aircraft was not recovered due to tactical situation on the ground. In a letter to CW2 Pannell's parents from Major James W. Hanks dated February 6, 1970, he stated "information reveals that Randy was killed by a blast wound that affected the whole body and death was immediate." [Taken from]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/22/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CWO Phillip Randall Pannell, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Remembrance

    Posted on 6/28/12 - by Shirlene Pannell Juno


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