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WILLIAM LLOYD BUNCH

  • Wall Name:WILLIAM L BUNCH
  • Date of Birth:10/13/1946
  • Date of Casualty:12/28/1969
  • Home of Record:LANCASTER
  • County of Record:LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Line:15W, 101
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TIN

OTIS CARTHAGE JR

OTIS
CARTHAGE JR
  • Wall Name:OTIS CARTHAGE JR
  • Date of Birth:12/21/1948
  • Date of Casualty:12/28/1969
  • Home of Record:NORTHPORT
  • County of Record:TUSCALOOSA COUNTY
  • State:AL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:15W, 102
  • Casualty Province:BINH DUONG

CHARLES KING BUTLER


is honored on Panel 15W, Line 102 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • THANK YOU

    Posted on 8/30/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik Bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear Lt Charles Butler,
    Thank you for your service as a HMH/M/L/A (I) - Chinook Helicopter Pilot. As another summer comes to an end, it is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • Remembering a Very Special College Roommate and Friend

    Posted on 8/13/17 - by James W Bryant JBryant1944@gmail.com
    Chip was my roommate at ECC and a fellow ROTC Cadet. After college we both decided to abandon plans for the Air Force. I went Army Special Forces and he went Marine Aviation. Rest in Peace Chip.
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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 5/29/17 - by Mary Butler Anderson
    On this Memorial Day, for some reason, I found this site. Chip has never been forgotten by me, even though I remarried 46 years ago. Every time taps is played, a military rifle is fired in salute, a casket is shown covered with our flag....I remember the day I was told he had been killed..and his funeral. He loved the Marines, loved flying and did not refuse to serve his country. Proud of him then, proud of him now, proud of him always.
    Semper Fi !
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 9/3/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR LIEUTENANT JG ANDERSON,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN UNRESTRICTED LINE OFFICER - PILOT, ON THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND OF LABOR DAY, IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THOSE OF YOU WHO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO CELEBRATE. REST IN PEACE. I AM GLAD YOU WERE REPATRIATED.
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  • Final Mission of 1LT Charles K. Butler

    Posted on 10/30/15 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    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 vhpa.org]
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