RONALD F FULLER
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HONORED ON PANEL 9W, LINE 126 OF THE WALL

RONALD FRANCIS FULLER

WALL NAME

RONALD F FULLER

PANEL / LINE

9W/126

DATE OF BIRTH

12/17/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TUYEN DUC

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/07/1970

HOME OF RECORD

PROVIDENCE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Providence County

STATE

RI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RONALD FRANCIS FULLER
POSTED ON 11.11.2018

Final Mission of SGT Ronald F. Fuller

On July 7, 1970, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 69-15138) from the 11th Aviation Company (General Support), 1st Cavalry Division, was on an administrative flight when it crashed in bad weather in the mountains approximately 25 miles northwest of Bao Loc in Tuyen Duc Province, RVN. Seven U.S. personnel were killed in the incident. They included aircraft commander 1LT William F. Michel, pilot MGN George W. Casey, crew chief SGT Ronald F. Fuller, and gunner SGT William L. Christenson; also lost were passengers MAJ John A. Hottell III, SGM Kenneth W. Cooper, and SGT Vernon K. Smolik Jr. The helicopter was in a flight of two aircraft headed to Cam Ranh Air Base. MGN Casey, flight-qualified and at the controls of 138, intended to visit wounded members of his command convalescing at a medical facility there. After reporting their position 25 miles southwest of Dalat at 9:30 AM, the two helicopters turned through a hole in the clouds from an altitude of approximately 6500 feet. The chase ship, Aircraft 502, saw the ground at about 3500 feet as both helicopters continued descending. The descent was made into a valley with steep ridge lines and a river at the bottom. Aircraft 502 lost visual contact with Aircraft 138, then regained visual contact, then lost it again. Both aircraft went IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) after entering clouds. Aircraft 138 radioed 502 that he was IFR and doing a 180 degree turn and recommended that 502 do the same. This was the last known contact made with Aircraft 138. Aircraft 502 began climbing in order to return to VFR (Visual Flight Rules). Aircraft 502 broke out at 7000 feet, and running low on fuel proceeded the approximately 15 to 20 minutes to Dalat. The lost Aircraft 138 was located two days later on a hillside near the Cambodian border approximately 25 miles northwest of Bao Loc. The crew compartment had been demolished on impact and destroyed in the post-crash fire. Bad weather delayed the recovery of the remains for four days until which time they were recovered and positively identified. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Flying General, 6 on Missing Huey.” Pacific Stars & Stripes, July 11, 1970]
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POSTED ON 11.1.2018
POSTED BY: Michael Amendola

friend

I first met you in 1962 at middle school in providence, we were both 13. I was new at school and you were the only one who would talk to me. I will always remember you as the nice kid who wanted to protect me from all the bullies.
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POSTED ON 10.24.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear Sgt Ronald Fuller,
Thank you for your service as an UH-1 Helicopter Repairer - Door Gunner. 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 6.11.2018

best friend ronald fuller from mark conover

50 years ago we didn't have a care in the world back on bogman st, still thinking of all the good times.miss you best buddy mark
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POSTED ON 6.11.2018

best friend ronald fuller from mark conover

50 years ago we didn't have a care in the world back on bogman st, still thinking of all the good times.miss you best buddy mark
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