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NORMAND PAUL PERRON


is honored on Panel 32W, Line 47 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • 2018 Memorial Day weekend

    Posted on 5/27/18 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear WO Normand Paul Perron, sir

    Remembering you and those you served with on this upcoming Memorial Day holiday, Monday, May 28, 2018 You are not and will not be forgotten.

    May my family and I never, ever forget the price that has been paid for the freedoms we have in this country- and may your family, friends, and fellow vets know Americans will always care.

    With respect, Sir
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  • Final Mission of WO1 Normand P. Perron

    Posted on 5/23/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On February 16, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D (tail number 66-16091) from the 57th Assault Helicopter Company was attempting to insert a Long-Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) team in a landing zone one mile northeast of Polei Kleng in Kontum Province, RVN, when the aircraft received an unknown number and type of hits from enemy ground fire. The pilot, WO1 Normand P. Perron, radioed on climb out that the controls were erratic. The aircraft then began a slow spiral descent and crashed, bursting into flames upon impact. All four of the crewmembers were killed as were the four LRRP team members aboard. The lost crewmen included WO1 Perron, aircraft commander WO1 Arthur L. Papale, crew chief SP4 Rick A. Oliver, and gunner SP4 Larry M. Alcos. The four lost Rangers were SGT Ralph G. Dunn, SP4 Gerald Q. Hancock, PFC Hugh R. McKinney, and SP4 Jack L. Rightmyer. Hancock was posthumously promoted to Sergeant and McKinney to Corporal. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vhpa.org]
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  • Memorial Day 2017

    Posted on 5/25/17 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear WO Normand Paul Perron, sir

    Remembering you and those you served with on this upcoming Memorial Day holiday, May 29, 2017 You are not and will not be forgotten.

    May America always stand, and may it stand for the freedom and values that you defended.

    With respect, Sir

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  • In Memory of Many, In Honor of All

    Posted on 6/2/16 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear WO Normand Paul Perron, sir

    Remembering you and those you served with during the observance of this Memorial Day, on May 30, 2016. You are not and will not be forgotten. May America always stand, and may it stand for the freedom that you defended.

    With respect, Sir

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/16/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear WO Normand Paul Perron, 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
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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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