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is honored on Panel 15W, Line 105 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of MGYS Edward R. Storm

    Posted on 10/31/15 - by
    On December 28, 1969, a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46A (tail number 153379) from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (HMM-364) was returning from Phu Bai and had filed an IFR flight plan. They were experiencing radio problems and were cleared at 5,000 feet mean sea level (MSL), but read back and flew the flight at 3,000 feet MSL. Da Nang Approach Control made numerous attempts to alert the crew to their mistake and transmitted on all UHF frequencies at their disposal, including Guard, with transmissions such as, "Turn left, you have a mountain at your 12 o'clock, distance 2 miles!" The crew never responded and flew into Hai-Van Pass under instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) and impacted the terrain. All aboard were killed instantly. The crew members included aircraft commander 1LT Charles K. Butler, co-pilot 1LT William P. Higgins, crew chief SSGT Robert R. Swain, and gunner PFC William L. Beadnell. The passengers were PFC James M. Alderman, CTC Robert S. Gates, LCPL James H. Pence, LCPL Leslie L. Shelton, MGYS Edward R. Storm, and SSGT Richard D. Walsh. (Information provided by Walt Wise, 1LT USMCR; Terry D. McDade, SGT USMC; William N. "Pappy" Hill, MGYS USMC Ret.) [Taken from]
  • I Wish You Were Here

    Posted on 11/11/14 - by T. Randy Jones
    Scoutmaster Storm, we so need men like you today. I miss you dearly.
  • A great father and a Marine I'll always remember.

    Posted on 4/18/14 - by W.H. Barnard, Jr.
    MGYSGT Storm was the first person I remember losing to Vietnam. He was a scoutmaster that truly cared about all of us and a father to three great kids, Dusty, Wendy and Rory. 1stLT Dustin Storm, USMCR was killed in an F4 crash, also. One family gave two men for our freedoms. RIP Master Gunny Storm.

    "You can't get to heaven in Sgt. Storm's car, cause the doggone thing stops at every bar......"
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 12/28/13 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Master Gunnery Sergeant.
  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 1/20/13 - by Curt Carter

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you made on behalf of our wonderful country. You and Chief Robert gates are remembered by CTR1 Calvin E. Featherly with love and respect for the difference you made in his life., then and now. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as you, 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, Sgt. Carter,to find you and chief Gates to shake your hand and say 'thank you', for America, for those who love each of you, and for his son. with respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you and for chief gates. Respectfully, 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.

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