ALBERT D AUSTIN JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 26W, LINE 59 OF THE WALL

ALBERT DELGADO AUSTIN JR

WALL NAME

ALBERT D AUSTIN JR

PANEL / LINE

26W/59

DATE OF BIRTH

05/11/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/27/1969

HOME OF RECORD

MESA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Maricopa County

STATE

AZ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ALBERT DELGADO AUSTIN JR
POSTED ON 5.11.2021
POSTED BY: Donnq Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 3.20.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

Thank you for your service to our country

"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
-Theodore Roosevelt, "Citizen in a Republic", April 23, 1910
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POSTED ON 9.7.2019

Final Mission of SP5 Albert D. Austin Jr.

SP5 Albert D. Austin Jr. was a helicopter mechanic and observer serving with A Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne. SP5 Austin did first line repairs and maintenance while the aircraft was on the ground and flew as door gunner in the air. On April 27, 1969, Austin was the observer on an OH-6A helicopter (#67-16385) that was conducting a reconnaissance mission in the vicinity of Dong Ngai Mountain in Thua Thien, Province, RVN, near the infamous Hamburger Hill. While reconning the area, an enemy soldier was spotted near a spider hole (small foxhole). The pilot brought the aircraft to a hover overhead when the enemy combatant opened fire. Austin was hit in the head and died instantly. The aircraft was able to move away from the area and did not crash. Austin was taken to the 22nd Surgical Hospital where he was pronounced dead. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, vhpa.org, and information provided by Ron Morse (September 2019)]
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POSTED ON 7.13.2017
POSTED BY: Tom Reece

Salute to a Fallen Soldier

You gave your life for this country, for this I salute you.
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POSTED ON 7.13.2017
POSTED BY: Tom Reece

Salute to a Fallen Soldier

You gave your life for this country, for this I salute you.
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