It's been a long time
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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
Crash Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16564
This aircraft was from B Company, 227th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). On March 29, 1968, it was being crewed by aircraft commander WO1 Thomas G. Carlisle II, pilot WO1 Joseph Laszlo, crew chief SP4 Jon M. Murphy, and gunner SP5 Larry A. Iannetta. While operating at night in the Thua Thien Province (I Corps), this helicopter crashed with the loss of all crewmen aboard. While uncertain of the exact cause of the wreck, it was possibly the result of inclement weather. [Taken from vhpa.org]