I REALLY HOPE THAT SOMEONE WILL PLACE YOUR PHOTO HERE. I WALL OF FACES SHOULD HAVE YOUR FACE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN ARMY GRUNT. REST IN PEACE.
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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
Crash Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16629
On the 1st of January 1968, a helicopter from the 61st Assault Helicopter Company became the first aircraft loss since the unit was declared operational in Vietnam on 20 December 1967. The crash of the UH-1H took the lives of its four crew members plus six passengers on a mountain in the An Khe Pass. Marginal weather was blamed in the mishap. The crew included aircraft commander WO1 Ronald L. Martin, pilot WO1 Peter Kretzchmar, crew chief SP4 Clarence H. Genau, and gunner PFC Phillip A. Tingley Jr. The six passengers were CAPT Peter S. Kleinberg, CAPT Frank Velazquez, SFC Felix A. Sisario, SP4 David L. French, SGT Norman R. Anderson, and SP4 Thomas B. Griffin Jr. [Taken from vhpa.org]