HONORED ON PANEL 32E, LINE 10 OF THE WALL

FATHIES KELLY JR

WALL NAME

FATHIES KELLY JR

PANEL / LINE

32E/10

DATE OF BIRTH

04/08/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/16/1967

HOME OF RECORD

NEW YORK

COUNTY OF RECORD

New York City

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR FATHIES KELLY JR
POSTED ON 9.6.2019
POSTED BY: Sue Britton

LOOKING FOR PHOTO

This message is meant for anyone (family, friend or acquaintance) who might have known this individual. As a community service project for the American Legion Auxiliary, I am looking for a photo of this service member so that they may be fully recognized and honored on the Wall of Faces. If you have access to any type of photo (military, graduation, casual or group), please contact me at [email protected]
Your help is greatly appreciated!
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POSTED ON 11.13.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Fathies Kelly Jr, 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 2.3.2013

Crash Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16219

On December 16, 1967, a UH-1D from the 170th Assault Helicopter Company crashed shortly after takeoff from Firebase 6, 3 miles southwest of Dak To. The aircraft suffered a short shaft failure as it departed north and failed to clear the trees. After numerous blade strikes, it settled inverted at the base of 200 foot trees. Pilot WO1 Thomas R. King and two passengers, PFC Fathies Kelly Jr. and PFC James C. Groover, suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The other three crewmen and four passengers all survived their injuries. [Taken from vhpa.org]

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POSTED ON 12.8.2009
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Fathies is buried at Henworthy Cemetery in Sumter, SC.
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POSTED ON 1.3.2007
POSTED BY: Nam Vet 2/502 Infantry 101st Airborne

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 and patriots 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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