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is honored on Panel 3W, Line 31 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • A Fallen Condor

    Posted on 6/4/16
    Noel was assigned to C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile). If you are looking for more information regarding him, go to the C/2/17 Condor Alumni website and contact someone from that site. The link to the site is .
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 5/25/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Noel Bruce Witmer, 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
  • Final Mission of U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16543

    Posted on 4/19/13 - by

    On May 10, 1971 this aircraft from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division was on a mission in the Thua Thien Province (I Corps) when it came under hostile fire. The helicopter was raked with small arms fire (AK-47), taking four hits which caused it to crash and burn, destroying the aircraft. The two crewmen, aircraft commander CW2 Clayton W. James and crew chief SP4 Noel B. Witmer, were killed on impact. A passenger, SFC Ervin B. Cherry, survived the crash but succumbed to his injuries 20 days later. [Taken from]

  • We Remember

    Posted on 10/24/11 - by Robert Sage
    Noel is buried at North Kern Cemetery, Delano, Kern County,CA.
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 3/27/06 - by Bill Nelson

    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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