DAN O FELTS
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HONORED ON PANEL 7W, LINE 76 OF THE WALL

DAN OWEN FELTS

WALL NAME

DAN O FELTS

PANEL / LINE

7W/76

DATE OF BIRTH

02/19/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/20/1970

HOME OF RECORD

FLAGSTAFF

COUNTY OF RECORD

Coconino County

STATE

AZ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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LEFT FOR DAN OWEN FELTS
POSTED ON 8.30.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Dan Felts,
Thank you for your service as a Flight Qualified Huey, UH-1 Helicopter Repairer. You are on the same panel as Mike, say hi to him in heaven. 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 1.11.2017
POSTED BY: David Slone

Survivor of this Event

My name is David Slone. Contrary to some official accounts, a Ranger - me - survived this crash Any family member or soldier who was present that day may contact me at [email protected]

He is forever in my thoughts from that tragic day, Sept. 20, 1970. It is a trick of fate that I am here and he is there. D
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POSTED ON 8.9.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Dan Owen Felts, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 4.23.2015

Final Mission of SGT Dan O Felts

On September 20, 1970, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 67-17597) from C Company, 158th Aviation Battalion was on a Ranger team insertion near the DMZ when a .51 caliber round came through the windshield and hit the pilot, 1LT Albert M. Finn, perforating his “chicken plate” (ballistic vest) and causing the aircraft to crash. It was estimated that the helicopter was traveling at 100 knots when it hit the ground. There were no survivors. The other crew members were co-pilot WO1 Larry G. Baldwin, crew chief SGT Dan O Felts, and gunner SGT William T. Dotson III. The passengers were members of Team 1-8, P Company, 75th Rangers, and included SP4 Raymond H. Apellido, SP4 Anthony J. Gallina, SP4 Dale A. Gray, PFC Glenn G. Ritchie Jr., and SGT Harold E. Sides. The crash site was immediately secured by a platoon from Alpha Company 1-61st Infantry Regiment (Gators) who lost two men to a mortar barrage on the crash site, platoon leader 1LT Richard H. Stube and PFC Michael T. Linville. 1LT Finn's chicken plate was recovered from the downed aircraft and sent to Da Nang to be tested for a suspected .51 caliber hole. [Taken from vhpa.org and phoenix158.org]
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POSTED ON 1.20.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Dan is buried at Restland Memorial Park, El Paso, El Paso County, TX.
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