Thank you for your service as a Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander - Helicopter Pilot. 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.
I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans
Final Mission of 1LT Peter E. Day
1LT Peter E. Day was a helicopter pilot from the 116th Assault Helicopter Company based at Cu Chi in support of the 25th Infantry Division. On May 27, 1967 1LT Day was flying a UH-1D tail number 66-00983 that came under attack by hostile enemy forces. The aircraft was raked with small arms (AK-47) fire, receiving at least 12 hits that damaged several components, including the flight controls, engine, and electrical system. Although damaged, the helicopter was able to continue flight. During the attack some of the rounds entered the cockpit area, fatally wounding 1LT Day. Another crewmen was also wounded. [Taken from vhpa.org]
Remembering an American Hero
Dear 1LT Peter Evan Day, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir