My neighbor, a hero.
I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans
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 64-13559
On February 20, 1966 U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13559 collided with UH-1D 64-13606 in a helicopter pick-up zone due to poor visibility caused by blowing dust. Crew members included pilot CPT Marshall R. Frizzell (KIA), copilot O1 S.J. Martin, crew chief PFC Richard P. Lancaster Jr. (KIA), and gunner E3 P.W. Gamsby. The aircraft was carrying 7 passengers, including PFC Carroll L. Welty (KIA). Apart from the three deaths from this incident, eight people were injured. [Taken from vhpa.org]