A Hero to Me
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.
With respect, Sir
Crash Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00693
On March 11, 1968, this aircraft from the 189th Assault Helicopter Company in Pleiku suffered an engine failure while operating near Kontum. The aircraft autorotated downwind, striking the ground with forward speed. A post-crash fire destroyed the aircraft. The cause of the engine failure was unknown. One of the pilots, CW2 Elmer D. Lauck, and the crew chief, PFC William A. Andrews, suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The co-pilot and gunner survived their injuries. [Taken from vhpa.org]