LYAL H ERWIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 1E, LINE 82 OF THE WALL

LYAL HANCIL ERWIN

WALL NAME

LYAL H ERWIN

PANEL / LINE

1E/82

DATE OF BIRTH

11/22/1936

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/15/1965

HOME OF RECORD

ASHLEY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Steuben County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LYAL HANCIL ERWIN
POSTED ON 3.31.2021
POSTED BY: BILL TILLMAN

Last Flight

I was your wingman on your last flight. My last radio call watch for the A-1’s coming off Bien Hoa and those high tension wires and you gave a “roger I got em”
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POSTED ON 8.13.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Captain Lyal Erwin,
Thank you for your service as a Field Artillery Unit Commander (Helicopter Pilot.) 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.
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POSTED ON 1.5.2018

Final Mission of CPT Lyal H. Erwin

On January 15, 1965, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B (tail number 63-08718) from the 571st Transportation Detachment crashed while flying convoy support in Bien Hoa Province, RVN. Two U.S. personnel were killed in the incident along with a Vietnamese observer. Two other U.S. crewmen survived. The lost crewmen were pilot CPT Lyal H. Erwin and gunner PFC Alton L. Hornbuckle. The aircraft hit a power line nine miles north of Saigon while flying a low-level reconnaissance mission and crashed and burned. No hostile fire was reported and the incident apparently was accidental. The co-pilot suffered serious injuries and the crew chief was injured but not seriously. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, vhpa.org, and “Copter Crash Near Saigon Kills 2 Yanks, Hurts 2.” The Stars and Stripes, January 16, 1965]
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POSTED ON 11.22.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Captain Lyal Hancil Erwin, Served with the 68th Assault Helicopter Company, 145th Aviation Battalion, United States Army Support Command Vietnam, Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV).
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POSTED ON 11.23.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain Lyal Hancil Erwin, 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
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