RONALD E LEWIS
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HONORED ON PANEL 11E, LINE 45 OF THE WALL

RONALD EUGENE LEWIS

WALL NAME

RONALD E LEWIS

PANEL / LINE

11E/45

DATE OF BIRTH

12/15/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/04/1966

HOME OF RECORD

CHICAGO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cook County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RONALD EUGENE LEWIS
POSTED ON 12.16.2023
POSTED BY: ANON

Burial Information

PFC Ronald Eugene Lewis is buried in the Licoln Cemetery in Blue Island, IL.

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.


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POSTED ON 3.1.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

We Will Remember

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
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POSTED ON 2.6.2023

Air Loss

On October 4, 1966, a U.S. Army de Havilland C-7B Caribou (#63-9751) crewed by a U.S. Air Force team was on a routine passenger run from Landing Zone Hammond located along National Route QL-1 north of Qui Nhon in Binh Dinh Province, RVN, to An Khe Army Airfield (same province) when it crashed into Hon Cong Mountain, approximately three miles northwest of the airfield. The crew had initiated a Ground Control Approach (GCA) in foggy weather with poor visibility when the radar operator at An Khe lost track of the aircraft and instructed them to execute a go-around. The pilots added power, but it was insufficient, and the Caribou impacted on the mountain. Four crewmen and nine passengers were killed; eighteen others survived. The three lost USAF crew members on duty with the 17th Aviation Company (U.S. Army) included CAPT David O. Webster, 1LT Francis H. Bissaillon, and SSGT Daniel P. Marlowe, all members of the 6252nd Operations Squadron, 7th Air Force; the fourth crewman was SP4 John T. Bird from the 17th Aviation Company (U.S. Army). The lost passengers were all 1st Cavalry Division personnel. They comprised PFC Henry L. Creek, CPT Johnnie L. Daniel, PFC Ronald E. Lewis, PFC James G. Litts, SGT Homer L. Pickett, SSG Richard M. Prociv, SFC Armando Ramos, PFC Donald A. Smith Jr., and 1LT Kenneth W. West. Survivors recalled a sudden roar of the engines as the aircraft pitched dramatically upward before impact. Passengers, gear bags, and seats were violently thrown forward as the plane inverted and broke open. There was no post-crash fire. The first rescuers arrived after thirty minutes and administered first aid to the injured. Equipment was brought up to the crash site as chain saws cut back trees and portable generators with light sets illuminated the scene. When an attempt to hoist the injured up to a hovering helicopter failed, the casualties were carried up the steep mountain to a Signal Corps relay station where they were evacuated to the base camp hospital at An Khe. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, findagrave.com, aviation-safety.net, and “A Rock in the Clouds: A Life Revisited” by COL Joseph R. Tedeschi, U.S. Army (Ret.)]
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POSTED ON 12.8.2022
POSTED BY: ANON

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Never forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 12.15.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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