Thank you for your service as a Huey, UH-1 Helicopter Repairer (Door Gunner.) 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.
Gary e Wilson, 57th AHC Doorgunner, Kontum RVN-68/69
Very happy to see his face again
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
I met Jerry in Pleiku before we were sent to the 57th AHC at Kontum. Both of us were mechanics but Jerry wanted to be a door gunner. We spent many nights at the EM club before he transferred to the flight platoon. I was on guard duty the night his helicopter went down.