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is honored on Panel 20W, Line 4 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/26/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
  • American "HERO" you are not forgotten, REST IN PEACE

    Posted on 7/16/16 - by Tim Staats

    Tim Staats
    Fellow Unit Member
    8600, W., Burleigh Street, Milwaukee, WI., 53222, USA
    You Are Remembered!
    Arthur Allision, was a maintenance mechanic assigned, to the 196th, Avn., Co., 1st, Avn., Bde., at Lane, Army Heliport, a CH-47, unit, 10, miles west, of the port city of Qui Nhon. On 7/16/69, CH-47A, #66-19001, nickname "Balls One," was released from maintenance, following a scheduled 100, hr., PE., exam. Art flew, on the test flight, as he had worked on the ship. As the ship, was returning to the runway, it suddenly nosed upward. Some men say it did a 360¦ loop. Others say, it stalled and then nosed down. It exploded, on impact, one-quarter mile, short, of the runway killing the crew of seven. Cause of the crash, was undetermined. Events within the unit, prior to the crash suggested, maintenance, malfunction. Most men, including myself, agreed. Some thought, it had been shot down. I was a door gunner/armorer, with the 196th. I didn't know Art well, but the Maintenance Platoon, all spoke very highly of him, as well, as fellow mechanic, Johnny Kidd. The loss of the crew, was devastating, for the unit, and we miss them all. A memorial service, was held on 8/3/69, at the post chapel for the crew: E Singleton, D Hurt, R Hoff, J Kidd, K Willis, J Price. Rest, in Peace Art. You, are not forgotten.

  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 1/15/13 - by Curt Carter

    Dear SP4 Arthur Richard Allison, sir,

    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. 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. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.

    With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.

    Curt Carter

  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/20/10 - by Robert Sage
    Arthur is buried at Peoples Cemetery, Chatham,MA. BSM
  • Memorial Day 2004

    Posted on 2/22/04 - by Nancy L.BROOKS CSB919@AOL.COM
    On this Memorial Day,we honor those who give their lives defending our way of life.As we remember their sacrifices,we appreciate more than ever your willingness to risk your own life for our country..God Bless You and GOD BLESS AMERICA..
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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.

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