DAVID HELRIEGEL
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HONORED ON PANEL 18E, LINE 35 OF THE WALL

DAVID HELRIEGEL

WALL NAME

DAVID HELRIEGEL

PANEL / LINE

18E/35

DATE OF BIRTH

12/07/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

OFFSHORE, PR&MR UNK.

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/16/1967

HOME OF RECORD

EL PASO

COUNTY OF RECORD

El Paso County

STATE

CO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP5

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DAVID HELRIEGEL
POSTED ON 4.12.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP5 David Helriegel, 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 12.7.2013

Birthday wishes

Happy Birthday big brother. You are forever remembered. Rest with Jesus.
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POSTED ON 10.27.2012

Accident Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13530

Crew included CAPT Gordon O. Walsh (KIA), SP5 David Helriegel (KIA), SP5 Walter A. Chatos Jr. (KIA), and MSG John Henry Butcher Jr. (KIA). Five minutes after take-off, the aircraft became uncontrollable. The main rotor blades flexed down on the left rear of the aircraft then flexed down on the engine compartment. The fuel and oil lines broke and the engine ignited. The aircraft fell into the China Sea. [Taken from vhpa.org]

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POSTED ON 4.12.2007
POSTED BY: Alex

Uncle

I never new you, but you were my uncle. I really wish i could have gotten the chance to know you. R.I.P Dave.

love your nephew, alex.
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POSTED ON 2.9.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers

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