LOUIS J GENESEO
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HONORED ON PANEL 20W, LINE 39 OF THE WALL

LOUIS J GENESEO

WALL NAME

LOUIS J GENESEO

PANEL / LINE

20W/39

DATE OF BIRTH

09/18/1936

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KIEN TUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/24/1969

HOME OF RECORD

HARRISON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cumberland County

STATE

ME

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LOUIS J GENESEO
POSTED ON 11.28.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Captain Louis Geneseo,
Thank you for your service as a Special Forces Infantry Unit Commander. Happy Thanksgiving. 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 9.18.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Captain Louis Joseph Geneseo, Served with Detachment A-414 (Moc Hoa), Company A, 5th Special Forces Group, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 5.29.2016
POSTED BY: CPT Albert Kittredge

Remembering him this Memorial Day

CPT Louis Geneseo was my replacement at A-414 which was the last SF camp I commanded during my initial tour. He and the the B team commander LTC Marty Beck were killed in a helicopter crash 10 days after I turned over the camp to CPT Geneseo. Ten days earlier and I would have been on that helicopter. I corresponded with his wife a couple times as she was trying to find out what happened. This was so long ago and yet it seems like yesterday. May he RIP
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POSTED ON 6.29.2015

Final Mission of CAPT Louis J. Geneseo

On July 24, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D (tail number 66-00879) from the 175th Assault Helicopter Company was destroyed by a seed bomb that activated when it hovered over it. The aircraft had flown out to visit a completely unthreatened, remote Special Forces A-Team camp in the Kien Tuong province. The helicopter landed outside the camp’s defensive perimeter on an unsecured chopper pad right on top of an artillery shell that the Viet Cong had fashioned into a land mine. There were no survivors. The crew included pilots WO1 James D. Earnest and CAPT John P. Roe, crew chief SP4 Robert L. Glascow, gunner SP4 Robert J. Whites, and crewman SGT Francis M. Beverly. There were two passengers from the 10th Special Forces Group (ABN), LTC Martin R. Beck and CAPT Louis J. Geneseo. Beck and Geneseo had deployed together to Vietnam from Fort Devens, Massachusetts, and had only been in country a little over a week. [Taken from vhpa.org and the book Mekong First Light, by J.W. Callaway Jr.]
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POSTED ON 1.29.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain Louis J Geneseo, 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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