LAYNE H CONNEVEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 18W, LINE 31 OF THE WALL

LAYNE HALE CONNEVEY

WALL NAME

LAYNE H CONNEVEY

PANEL / LINE

18W/31

DATE OF BIRTH

03/23/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/04/1969

HOME OF RECORD

PASADENA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Harris County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LAYNE HALE CONNEVEY
POSTED ON 3.24.2020
POSTED BY: Peggy Hudon

Happy Birthday, Big Brother Layne!

We miss you and think of you often. I often wonder how our family dynamics would have been so different if you had come home. But I will always smile when I remember how much you loved Tootsie Roll Pops! You are not forgotten!
I love you, Layne! Your little sister, Peggy
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POSTED ON 3.23.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

First Lieutenant Layne Hale Connevey, Served with the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 7th Battalion, 8th Artillery Regiment, 54th Artillery Group, Second Field Force. But was temporarily assigned to Company D, 151st Infantry Regiment (Long Range Reconaissance Patrol) United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 1.9.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Layne Connevey,
Thank you for your service as a Field Artillery Unit Commander. It is 2018, Happy New Year. It is so 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 strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 7.18.2017

Final Mission of 1LT Layne H. Connevey

On September 4, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 68-15475) from the 177th Assault Helicopter Company crashed in Bien Hoa Province, RVN, after losing a blade from its tail rotor. Five crewmen and two passengers were killed in the incident. The lost crew included pilots CPT Michael R. Reitz and 1LT John E. Klingen, crew chief SP4 Richard A. Stanley, gunner SP4 Reginald P. Begnoche, and observer 1LT Layne H. Connevey. The two lost passengers were 1LT Kenneth T. Cummings and 1LT George L. Kleiber Jr. This aircraft was the Command & Control helicopter operating with three slicks (troop transport helicopters) and two helicopter gunships with the 151st LRRP teams. The aircraft had just completed its second mission for the day and refueled at Red Catcher pad after flying for approximately one hour. After taking off from the Red Catcher pad, the aircraft entered downwind for landing at the 151st LRRP pad (located 1 mile to the east of Red Catcher). While flying at approximately 200 to 300 feet of altitude, a tail rotor blade separated from the tail rotor hub. The pilot notified the control tower that he had just lost his tail rotor. The aircraft turned right, going into a yaw, and then spun around 3 to 4 revolutions. As the aircraft was spinning, the main rotor blades appeared to slow down and mast bumping was encountered. About the third 360 degree turn, the mast snapped and the main rotor blades fell backwards, severing the tail boom. The aircraft stopped spinning and fell straight to the ground in an upright position. Upon contact with the ground the aircraft burst into flames, completely destroying itself by fire and killing all aboard. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 9.4.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT Layne Hale Connevey, 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
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