ALTON L HORNBUCKLE
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HONORED ON PANEL 1E, LINE 81 OF THE WALL

ALTON LEE HORNBUCKLE

WALL NAME

ALTON L HORNBUCKLE

PANEL / LINE

1E/81

DATE OF BIRTH

12/22/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/15/1965

HOME OF RECORD

SEVIERVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Sevier County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ALTON LEE HORNBUCKLE
POSTED ON 12.22.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Alton Lee Hornbuckle, Served with the 571st Transportation Detachment, 68th Assault Helicopter Company, 145th Aviation Battalion, United States Army Support Command Vietnam, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 1.5.2018
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of PFC Alton L. Hornbuckle

Final Mission of PFC Alton L. Hornbuckle
On January 15, 1965, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B (tail number 63-08718) from the 571st Transportation Detachment crashed while flying convoy support in Bien Hoa Province, RVN. Two U.S. personnel were killed in the incident along with a Vietnamese observer. Two other U.S. crewmen survived. The lost crewmen were pilot CPT Lyal H. Erwin and gunner PFC Alton L. Hornbuckle. The aircraft hit a power line nine miles north of Saigon while flying a low-level reconnaissance mission and crashed and burned. No hostile fire was reported and the incident apparently was accidental. The co-pilot suffered serious injuries and the crew chief was injured but not seriously. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, vhpa.org, and “Copter Crash Near Saigon Kills 2 Yanks, Hurts 2.” The Stars and Stripes, January 16, 1965]
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POSTED ON 11.23.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Alton Lee Hornbuckle, 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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POSTED ON 9.20.2013
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Alton is buried at Forrest Cemetery, Gadsden, Etowah County, AL.

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POSTED ON 1.5.2013

Remembered

Remembered

Rest in peace with the warriors.

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