DENNIS C FARRIS
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HONORED ON PANEL 5W, LINE 135 OF THE WALL

DENNIS CLAUDE FARRIS

WALL NAME

DENNIS C FARRIS

PANEL / LINE

5W/135

DATE OF BIRTH

12/20/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/23/1971

HOME OF RECORD

GUYMON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Texas County

STATE

OK

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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LEFT FOR DENNIS CLAUDE FARRIS
POSTED ON 8.4.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us….
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POSTED ON 6.9.2019
POSTED BY: Frank Hoover

Miss you buddy. Frank Hoover, Robinhood25

Long time ago. Wish that day would have turned out better. I still remember that day. I wish I could have done something to have the the to prevent the aircraft midair.
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POSTED ON 8.25.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Dennis Farris,
Thank you for your service as a Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander - Helicopter Pilot. Another national holiday is coming, and we honor you this Labor Day. 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 2.23.2018
POSTED BY: Steve Lane

Thinking of you

Hey LT, Farris (Cowboy), you were one of my favorite pilots. RIP buddy
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POSTED ON 6.4.2017

Final Mission of 1LT Dennis C. Farris

On February 23, 1971, the 223rd Combat Aviation Battalion was engaged in a combat operation in the Kingdom of Laos, approximately 20 miles west of Khe Sanh Airfield, RVN. The operation began at approximately 1100 hours and UH-1H troop carrying helicopters made 2 sorties each into the landing zone while being under continual cover of UH-1C helicopter gunships. The UH-1H helicopters had each made a long lift downwind, with a final approach along the long axis of a ridgeline, landing toward the east. The UH-1C gunships were in a covering orbit inside the traffic pattern of the UH-1H helicopters. A total of 38 sorties had been flown into the landing zone, with the UH-1H helicopters landing a single ship each time. The last UH-1H (tail number 67-19516) in the flight began his turn to base leg and on to final approach at a position approximately the center of the ridgeline. At the same time, a UH-1C gunship (tail number 65-09503) was beginning its turn to break away from its pass toward the landing zone. As the UH-1C was in its turn at approximately 40 to 50 degrees angle of bank, the UH-1H helicopter flew into the rotor system of the UH-1C from the left side. The UH-1C lost its rotor system, continued in a left turn, went inverted, and crashed nose low, exploding on impact. The UH-1H continued straight ahead, also losing its rotor system, and crashed in a nose low altitude, exploding on impact. The crew members and passengers (on the UH-1H) of both aircraft were killed on impact. The lost crew of the UH-1C included pilots CW2 James A. Miner and WO1 Roy Y. Shinkawa, crew chief SP4 Charles R. Hausherr, and gunner SP5 James E. Barton. The lost UH-1H crew was comprised of pilots 1LT Dennis C. Farris and 1LT Terry M. Usher, crew chief SP4 Terrence A. Ogata, and gunner SP4 John W. Bruin. The UH-1H additionally carried six ARVN passengers, names unknown, who also perished in the crash. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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