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LARRY MELVIN ALCOS


is honored on Panel 32W, Line 41 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of SP4 Larry M. Alcos

    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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  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/14/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR SPEC 4 ALCOS,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A FLIGHT QUALIFIED AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE APPRENTICE.
    REST IN PEACE.
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  • I never had a chance to meet him

    Posted on 3/10/14 - by neferw
    I am the son of David Alcos the second I am David Alcos the third at the time I was born he was in war , knowing all of my uncles that I have from my dad there are great man he must've been a great man himself my dad said that he was going to be my godfather. uncle thank you for serving love you bradda and family
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/8/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP4 Larry Melvin Alcos, 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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  • Giving my thanks!

    Posted on 11/11/12 - by avazquez818@gmail.com

    On this Veterans day we remember a hero in our family. My grandpa, Vernon Lastimado, loves telling stories about all the good times he shared with you. You are loved and in our hearts always! Thank you for sacrificing everything for our family! We remember.

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