HARVEY C ADDISON
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HONORED ON PANEL 55W, LINE 32 OF THE WALL

HARVEY CHARLES ADDISON

WALL NAME

HARVEY C ADDISON

PANEL / LINE

55W/32

DATE OF BIRTH

10/29/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/25/1968

HOME OF RECORD

OJAI

COUNTY OF RECORD

Ventura County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

WO

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HARVEY CHARLES ADDISON
POSTED ON 10.29.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Warrant Officer Harvey Charles Addison, Served with the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, 214th Aviation Battalion, 12th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 10.19.2018
POSTED BY: Tim Hastings

YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN

My name is Tim Hastings a brother of SSGT Steven M Hastings, Crew Chief of Mad Dog 36 which went missing 8/1/68. I am presently the POW/MIA Outreach Coordinator for “Run For The Wall” 2019 Midway Route. It my Honor and duty to put together Bio’s for the riders to carry with them from Ontario, CA to the Vietnam Memorial Wall. Since my brother was a member of the 240th AHC I am making sure that every man from the 240th AHC that lost his life in Vietnam or is still MIA, has his Bio carried to the Memorial Wall in 2019. While preparing these Bio’s I am very emotional because some of these men may have been forgotten by their communities but I will never forget them. As long as we remember them and say their names they will always be with us and never forgotten. Thank You for your service.
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POSTED ON 8.2.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR WARRANT OFFICER ADDISON,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS HELICOPTER PILOT. IT WAS THOSE CHOPPERS THAT SAVED SO MANY LIVES.
REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 6.19.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Warrant Officer Harvey Charles Addison, Served with the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, 214th Aviation Battalion, 12th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade.
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POSTED ON 10.5.2015
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of WO1 Harvey C. Addison

On June 25, 1968, the 240th Assault Helicopter Company was tasked with conducting a troop lift for a Royal Thai Army unit, moving into an area about 11 kilometers southeast of Bien Hoa. Eleven UH-1H Hueys were involved, including a command and control aircraft and ten lift ships. Since the weather was marginal the C&C ship departed first to recon the assault area and found that the weather in the operating area was acceptable. He directed the ten lift ships to depart BEARCAT base for the assault point. The subsequent accident investigation reported the following: "During takeoff, climb out, and enroute to the area of operation, the flight encountered fog, clouds and haze that restricted visibility. The flight of ten lift helicopters proceeded northwest from Bearcat at an altitude of 1000 feet in a staggered right formation until over the area of operation. The flight leader (Blue 1) had visual contact with the command and control aircraft and gunships, but stated that the command and control aircraft did not have the flight in sight. After proceeding northwest of the area of operations, the flight leader informed the command and control aircraft of his location and that he was encountering clouds at 1000 feet. He did not have visual contact with the ground or the command and control aircraft at that time. He informed the command and control aircraft he was going to establish a left hand orbit, as he was passing the area of operations. The command and control ship acknowledged the left orbit and suggested the flight go to 900 feet as the weather was better at that altitude. The flight leader established a standard turn to the left and descended to 900 feet. After turning from northwest through south and east to a heading of 060 degrees, he entered a cloud. Immediately upon emerging from the cloud the flight leader saw an unidentified helicopter approaching at his immediate right front at the same flight level." The approaching aircraft was the C&C ship. BLUE 1 and the C&C ship both took immediate evasive action and missed each other. However, BLUE 2's rotors hit the C&C ship's fuselage, which promptly exploded. BLUE 4, immediately behind BLUE 2, sustained severe damage as it flew through the debris, while the remaining eight Hueys avoided damage. Twenty-nine men--twelve 240th AHC aircrew and 17 Thai soldiers--were aboard the three Hueys (tail numbers 66-16601, 66-16592 and 66-16206). All suffered fatal injuries in the accident. They included CAPT Franklin J. Hiner, CWO Thomas J. Smith, WO1 Harvey C. Addison, WO1 Ralph M. Havnaer, WO David R. Hoffman, WO Arvi Rohtvali, SP5 Joseph G. Catoir, SP5 George D. Dell, SP5 Henry L. Page, SP4 Robert Powell, SP4 Charles C. Sales, and SP4 Wayne M. Smith plus seventeen Thai soldiers, names and ranks unknown. [Taken from virtualwall.org]
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