TONY L BAKKE
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HONORED ON PANEL 9E, LINE 110 OF THE WALL

TONY LEE BAKKE

WALL NAME

TONY L BAKKE

PANEL / LINE

9E/110

DATE OF BIRTH

02/26/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/08/1966

HOME OF RECORD

ST PAUL

COUNTY OF RECORD

Ramsey County

STATE

MN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR TONY LEE BAKKE
POSTED ON 5.30.2022
POSTED BY: Laura Louise Dille

Thank You

A grateful citizen just wanting to honor and say "thank you" for your sacrifice.
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POSTED ON 8.3.2021
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 7.19.2021
POSTED BY: Jim Nowlin

Lighting the way.

My father served during Vietnam & while training in Germany, found a Zippo lighter with a map of Germany on one side, & Tony's name on the other. He kept it, always hoping to find the owner or its next of kin. My father died in 2017 but I finally tracked down Tony's brother a couple years later & returned the lighter. Rest in peace, Tony. You have been a part of my family for decades.
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POSTED ON 10.21.2019

Final Mission of PFC Tony L. Bakke

On August 8, 1966, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C (tail number 65-09546) from C Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, was conducting a night flight in marginal weather in preparation for the following day’s operations when it crashed and burned in Pleiku Province, RVN. The pilot reportedly lost visual contact with the ground due to weather conditions. Four crewmen were lost in the incident. They included aircraft commander MAJ Gerald S. Simons, co-pilot 1LT Richard W. Meehan, crew chief PFC Leslie D. Nickels, and gunner PFC Tony L. Bakke. After failing to return to base, a search and rescue (SAR) aircraft was launched. The helicopter, a U.S. Army UH-1D (tail number 65-09675) from B Troop, 1/9th Cavalry, was diverted during the SAR mission to Landing Zone Oasis southwest of Pleiku due to poor weather when it flew into fog clouds and also crashed and burned. There were no survivors. The lost crew included aircraft commander WO1 John J. Becker Jr., co-pilot WO1 Eric R. Nordman, crew chief PFC Frank L. Blevins, and gunner PFC Andy Johnson Jr. It was believed that the pilots experienced vertigo resulting in the loss. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 10.31.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR PFC BAKKE,
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN INDIRECT FIRE INFANTRY WITH THE 1ST CAVALRY. THIS WAS THE UNIT OF A FRIEND'S TWIN. SAY HI TO MIKE IN HEAVEN. TODAY IS HALLOWEEN, AND ALL SAINTS AND ALL SOULS' DAYS IS SOON - THE DAYS WE HONOR THOSE WHO LEFT US. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS GUIDE YOU. REST IN PEACE.
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