DANNY L ARCHER
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HONORED ON PANEL 9W, LINE 121 OF THE WALL

DANNY LEE ARCHER

WALL NAME

DANNY L ARCHER

PANEL / LINE

9W/121

DATE OF BIRTH

05/28/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/05/1970

HOME OF RECORD

GARFIELD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Whitman County

STATE

WA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DANNY LEE ARCHER
POSTED ON 5.3.2022
POSTED BY: A Volunteer Picture Gatherer

DANNY ARCHER- REMEMBERD AT GARFIELD PALOUSE HIGH SCHOOL

Danny Archer was from Garfield, Washington. He graduated from Garfield High School in 1967. The school has since, combined with a neighboring town and is named Garfield Palouse High School. Danny’s senior class photo came with the help of the students and staff of the high school.
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POSTED ON 5.28.2021
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Four Danny Lee Archer, Served with D Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 5.3.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

As long as you are remembered you will always be with us...
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POSTED ON 4.2.2021

Final Mission of SP4 Danny L. Archer

On June 18, 1970, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 67-17734) from the 333rd Transportation Detachment, B Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division, crashed while making a “mock” gun run over a Vietnamese farmer just north of Hue City in Thua Thien Province, RVN. Seven persons were killed and three were injured. The lost personnel included aircraft commander CWO Rafael A. Chavez, crew chief SP4 Roy J. Holmgren, and gunner PVT James A. Scruggs; two passengers, SSG Arthur D. Neal and SP4 Danny L. Archer, were critically burned and transferred to the U.S. Army Burn Center at the 249th General Hospital, Camp Zama, Japan. Neal expired there on July 2nd; Archer died on the 5th. Two Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) soldiers were also killed in the crash. The co-pilot and two other passengers survived with injuries. The crash occurred while CWO Chavez was waiting for room to offload his passengers at 2/17th landing strip at Camp Eagle after a troop lift from Quang Tri Province. The landing area could only accommodate five ships, so Chavez and another helicopter left the formation and headed toward the coast to fly along the beach. While over a rural area, the other helicopter buzzed a farmer at a very low altitude. Chavez followed suite, and the two pilots began making mock gun runs on the farmer. As the other pilot started to leave the area, Chavez “rolled in” one more time. The surviving co-pilot stated that it was immediately clear that the aircraft was diving too steeply. Chavez flared the helicopter, but the descent continued, and the ship hit the ground tail-low. The aircraft came apart as it slid across the rough terrain, then tumbled and caught fire. The co-pilot was ejected still strapped into his seat, his flight suit on fire. He was able to scramble to a nearby pond and douse the flames. He returned to the wreck and assisted the survivors. The other pilot landed his ship and the injured were flown to a hospital in Da Nang. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 9.22.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SPEC 4 ARCHER,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN ARMY ARMOR RECONNAISSANCE SPECIALIST. REST IN PEACE.
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