Spring of 1971
Remembering An American Hero
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
Final Mission of U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16651
On September 7, 1971 CAPT Bruce A. Cannon and observer SP5 Jimmie D. Hinton were flying in an OH-6A on a mission for C317 CAV. While reconning an LZ they took fire causing the helicopter to explode in the air. Both crewmen were killed. [Taken from vhpa.org]