JAMES D EARNEST
VIEW ALL PHOTOS (1)
HONORED ON PANEL 20W, LINE 38 OF THE WALL

JAMES DALE EARNEST

WALL NAME

JAMES D EARNEST

PANEL / LINE

20W/38

DATE OF BIRTH

05/18/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KIEN TUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/24/1969

HOME OF RECORD

MISSION

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hidalgo County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

WO

Book a time
Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES DALE EARNEST
POSTED ON 7.10.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear WO James Earbest,
Thank you for your service as an Utility & Light Cargo Single Rotor Helicopter Pilot. Your 49th anniversary is soon, so sad. We remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time 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.
read more read less
POSTED ON 5.18.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Warrant Officer James Dale Earnest, Served with the 175th Assault Helicopter Company, 13th Aviation Battalion, 164th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
read more read less
POSTED ON 11.13.2015

If I shoul;d die...remembrances for WO1 James Dal;e EARNEST, USA...who made the ultimate sacrifice!!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
read more read less
POSTED ON 6.28.2015

Final Mission of WO1 James D. Earnest

On July 24, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D (tail number 66-00879) from the 175th Assault Helicopter Company was destroyed by a seed bomb that activated when it hovered over it. The aircraft had flown out to visit a completely unthreatened, remote Special Forces A-Team camp in the Kien Tuong province. The helicopter landed outside the camp’s defensive perimeter on an unsecured chopper pad right on top of an artillery shell that the Viet Cong had fashioned into a land mine. There were no survivors. The crew included pilots WO1 James D. Earnest and CAPT John P. Roe, crew chief SP4 Robert L. Glascow, gunner SP4 Robert J. Whites, and crewman SGT Francis M. Beverly. There were two passengers from the 10th Special Forces Group (ABN), LTC Martin R. Beck and CAPT Louis J. Geneseo. Beck and Geneseo had deployed together to Vietnam from Fort Devens, Massachusetts, and had only been in country a little over a week. [Taken from vhpa.org and the book Mekong First Light, by J.W. Callaway Jr.]
read more read less
POSTED ON 1.31.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear WO James Dale Earnest, 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

Curt Carter
read more read less