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is honored on Panel 31E, Line 89 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • remembering jimmy

    Posted on 12/13/17 - by larry guttenberg
    Knew Jimmy in H.S. he worked at a discount burger joint and took a meat clever to my pack of camels after I threw ice into the hot french fry oil, we all got a laugh out of that. Sorry we lost him, I really enjoyed being around him and the gang.
  • In Honor

    Posted on 12/13/17 - by John Braun
    SP4 Whaley, You are remembered and honored. UH-1D 66-00186.
  • Superior Days, Superior Friends

    Posted on 1/16/17 - by Jim Johnson
    There's not much that can be said about the loss of an old friend who had so much good in front of him when we were kids. Jimmy's the young man on the left in the photo taken back in early 1959 at Bryant School, Superior WI. When we first learned of his death many years ago all his neighborhood friends were shocked and then grieved. We still miss you today Jim, we were saddened when your family decided to leave Superior and head west because we lost a good friend for the 1st time.

    Thank you for your service that I wish you hadn't entered. I survived my time in Nam and am so sorry that you did not. Such a nice young man who should still be with us.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/12/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 James Goodwin Whaley, 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
  • Crash Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-01186

    Posted on 2/2/13 - by

    On December 13, 1967, a UH-1D from the 176th Attack Helicopter Company lost its tail rotor coming off a hilltop outside Chu Lai. The aircraft nosed over, spun, crashed, and burned. Three crewmen suffered fatal injuries in the crash: pilot CW2 Richard D. Jenks, crew chief SP4 Robert D. Berta, and gunner SP4 James G. Whaley. The other pilot, WO1 William H. Borchart, survived the crash, but succumbed to his injuries nine days later. Two passengers were also killed in the crash: MAJ Thomas W. Cotton and CAPT Grady I. Carriker Jr. A third passenger survived his injuries. [Taken from]

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