STEVE L ESCALLIER
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HONORED ON PANEL 16W, LINE 8 OF THE WALL

STEVE LOUIS ESCALLIER

WALL NAME

STEVE L ESCALLIER

PANEL / LINE

16W/8

DATE OF BIRTH

02/13/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/31/1969

HOME OF RECORD

PORTAL

COUNTY OF RECORD

Burke County

STATE

ND

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR STEVE LOUIS ESCALLIER
POSTED ON 10.26.2018

Final Mission of SP4 Steve L. Escallier

On October 31, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 66-16650) from Company B, 229th Aviation Battalion, was on a Command and Control (C&C) mission in Tay Ninh Province, RVN, when it experienced a transmission failure beside Nui Ba Den Mountain and crashed, killing ten U.S. personnel. The lost personnel included aircraft commander CPT Murray J. Wyman, pilot WO1 Michael D. Rosenthal Jr., crew chief SP4 Larry J. McGraw, and gunner SP4 Steve L. Escallier; also lost were passengers LTC Robert L. Alexander, CPT Michael D. Brightman, CPT Adamo E. DeAngelis, CPT Paul E. Reaume, SGM Edward E. See, and SGT Brian J. Morrow. The C&C mission was for a battalion of the 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (Americal). The aircraft had been on the mission all that morning and had shut down at the Tay Ninh V.I.P. helipad at approximately 8:30 AM to await its full complement of passengers. Details of the flight after that point are limited. The next contact the aircraft had was between 9:30-9:45 AM when a mayday call was received. An AH-1G helicopter gunship and two scout OH-6A helicopters flying in the area monitored the call and witnessed the aircraft impact with the ground. All the witnesses stated that the main rotor blades of 650 had stopped when they first established visual contact. The UH-1H was between 300-500 feet AGL at this time. The aircraft impacted at a steep angle and exploded on impact. The scout helicopters moved into the crash area in search of survivors while the gunship relayed coordinates and information concerning the crash. The downed aircraft continued to burn after the explosion and most of the aircraft was consumed in the fire. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 8.13.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Steve Escallier,
Thank you for your service as a Flight Qualified Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice with the 1st Cavalry. 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 4.18.2018
POSTED BY: Sue Lehmann Hess

Your classmates remember you

We keep your memory alive at every reunion
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POSTED ON 10.5.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Steve Louis Escallier, 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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POSTED ON 5.14.2013
POSTED BY: Carole Galvez Salazar

We are honored.

From your mother's extended Galvez Family, please know that it is an honor to pay tribute to your service and your sacrifice.

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