GARY W EMMETT
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HONORED ON PANEL 5E, LINE 116 OF THE WALL

GARY WILLIAM EMMETT

WALL NAME

GARY W EMMETT

PANEL / LINE

5E/116

DATE OF BIRTH

05/01/1936

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/05/1966

HOME OF RECORD

LAWTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Comanche County

STATE

OK

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GARY WILLIAM EMMETT
POSTED ON 2.5.2016
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of SFC Gary W. Emmett

Final Mission of SFC Gary W. Emmett
On March 5, 1966, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D (tail number 63-12995) from B Company, 1st Aviation Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, was on a resupply mission during Operation Cocoa Beach in the vicinity of Lo Ke plantation, about 4 miles north of Lai Khe Airfield. During the mission the aircraft was taken under hostile enemy fire from a 12.7 mm Chinese anti-aircraft weapon causing the helicopter to crash with the loss of all six personnel aboard. The lost crew members included pilot MAJ Lewis D. Bell, co-pilot CAPT Robert M. Caliboso, crew chief SP5 Danny A. Neth, and gunner SP5 Ray M. Barnwell, plus two passengers, CAPT Richard N. Gereau and SFC Gary W. Emmett. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 3.7.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SFC Gary William Emmett, 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 7.31.2013
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Gary is buried at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Lawton, OK.
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POSTED ON 11.10.2007

Thank you..

Thank you for your service in Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 3.13.2005

TO THE FAMILY OF GARY

I am looking for family members of sgt.Emmett. I have a few pictures of him from vietnam. I was the last to talk to him before his death. He saved my life that day.I think of him often.If anyone is interested I can be e-mailed at henry@wishard.org
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