RAYMOND S ADAMS
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HONORED ON PANEL 32E, LINE 61 OF THE WALL

RAYMOND SPENCER ADAMS

WALL NAME

RAYMOND S ADAMS

PANEL / LINE

32E/61

DATE OF BIRTH

11/26/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/26/1967

HOME OF RECORD

DELTA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Millard County

STATE

UT

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RAYMOND SPENCER ADAMS
POSTED ON 2.15.2012

Never Forgotten

'Firefly' missions involved a UH-1 equipped with an infrared visible searchlight. The missions, obviously flown at night, usually included a command helo, a gunship, and the Firefly aircraft. The Firefly aircraft moved along at low altitude, using the IR searchlight to locate targets. When the gunship gained position, the Firefly crew would turn on the visible light and literally light up the target to be attacked. The primary drawback to Firefly was the need to operate at low altitudes and speeds at night, something which leaves very little room for error. On 26 Dec 1967 a Firefly UH-1D (tail number 65-09948) from the 334TH AHC departed Bien Hoa Airbase on a mission somewhere in Bien Hoa Province. While the specific location is not known, what happened is: the Huey's engine failed at low altitude, the aircraft crashed and exploded, and five men died: Aircrew, 334TH AHC CW2 Joseph Thaxter Clark, aircraft commander WO1 Robert Edwin Woods, co-pilot SP4 Raymond Spencer Adams, gunner SP4 Gerald Loyd Rowen II, crew chief Observer, 525th MI Group MAJ Willie T. Brickhouse, Eastville, VA
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POSTED ON 12.24.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Ray is buried in Delta City Cemetery, Delta , UT.
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POSTED ON 1.25.2006
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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POSTED ON 9.13.2001
POSTED BY: Sandra Larsen Helm

Thanks!

Thanks for serving...may you rest in peace...and your spirit be with God and the rest of the family who went ahead of you.

Peace to the rest of the family you leave behind.
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