WILLIAM A ANDREWS
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HONORED ON PANEL 44E, LINE 13 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM ALBERT ANDREWS

WALL NAME

WILLIAM A ANDREWS

PANEL / LINE

44E/13

DATE OF BIRTH

08/19/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/11/1968

HOME OF RECORD

BENEDICT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Charles County

STATE

MD

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM ALBERT ANDREWS
POSTED ON 2.24.2020
POSTED BY: Larry Welch

Loss of a brother from a different mother

Billy (Goose) you’ve been dead almost 52 years as of 3/11/20. I’ve thought about your death almost every day since and wonder what your life would of been like if you survived that conflict. I remember the recruiter telling you and me the day we enlisted about the hazards of a helicopter crew chief but it’s what you wanted and you went with it. I chose a safer route of quarter master supply and returned unscathed but truly regret not pursuing becoming an Army helicopter pilot. The day I read about your death from a Stars and Stripes newspaper at that point in my life was the most traumatic and sickening feeling I’ve ever had. Just so happens your death occurred on my mothers birthday to make the incident even more memorable if that was even possible for me. I remember my last conversation we had and I told you I had orders for Nam and you told me you were going to Germany. I don’t know if you were kidding with me about Germany or your orders were changed after we talked but 4 months later I’m reading about you being KIA in Vietnam 3/11/68. Of all the letters I received from home no one ever mentioned you we in Vietnam. I spoke to the surviving pilot of the crash and he told me you were a good crew chief and were killed out right without having to suffer and if not for the door gunner pulling him away from the burning wreck he would of died as well. Goose I hope some day we will be back together to talk about whats transpired over all these years and perhaps even have a laugh or two while reminiscing. Until we meet again I’ll continue to remember the good times we had while growing up together. Although your life was cut so short it’s not the length of time we had but the quality of time which matters. So long for now old friend Rest In Peace and know you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 9.13.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR PFC ANDREWS,
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A HUEY - UH-1 HELICOPTER REPAIRER. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 6.8.2014

Nancy Richards Jacobs

Billy, I miss you everyday!
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POSTED ON 3.11.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC William Albert Andrews, 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.

With respect, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 3.29.2013

Crash Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00693

On March 11, 1968, this aircraft from the 189th Assault Helicopter Company in Pleiku suffered an engine failure while operating near Kontum. The aircraft autorotated downwind, striking the ground with forward speed. A post-crash fire destroyed the aircraft. The cause of the engine failure was unknown. One of the pilots, CW2 Elmer D. Lauck, and the crew chief, PFC William A. Andrews, suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The co-pilot and gunner survived their injuries. [Taken from vhpa.org]

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