We Will Remember
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
Thank you for your service as a Flight Qualified UH-1(Huey) Helicopter Repairer. 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.
Remembering An American Hero
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
Final Mission of SP4 Jack P. Cotterell
The aircraft was from the 117th Assault Helicopter Company, 145th Combat Aviation Battalion (Vietnam). It was shot down by a .51 caliber. Three crewmen were lost in this incident: pilots WO1 John J. Foden and 1LT Robert H. King, and crew chief SP4 Jack P. Cotterell. The gunner, SGT Jack B. Sutphen, survived and was rescued. [Taken from vhpa.org]