GRIFFITH B BEDWORTH
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HONORED ON PANEL 31E, LINE 9 OF THE WALL

GRIFFITH BRONSON BEDWORTH

WALL NAME

GRIFFITH B BEDWORTH

PANEL / LINE

31E/9

DATE OF BIRTH

04/30/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PROV UNKNOWN, MR I

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/30/1967

HOME OF RECORD

WOODBRIDGE

COUNTY OF RECORD

New Haven County

STATE

CT

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GRIFFITH BRONSON BEDWORTH
POSTED ON 6.1.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. It saddens me so few have left remembrances for you here....surely you deserve better. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 11.30.2017
POSTED BY: RICHARD MCKEE

REMEMBRANCE

You will not be forgotten. My father SSGT KENNETH DALE MCKEE was on the helicopter with you on the night it crashed. I WILL NOT LET YOU BE FORGOTTEN.
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POSTED ON 1.15.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR LIEUTENANT BEDWORTH,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN UTILITY & LIGHT CARGO SINGLE ROTOR HELICOPTER PILOT WITH THE 1ST CAVALRY. THIS WAS THE UNIT OF A FRIEND'S TWIN. SAY HI TO MIKE. THE CHRISTMAS SEASON IS OVER, AND IT IS A NEW YEAR, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 11.3.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT Griffith Bronson Bedworth, 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 1.27.2013

Crash Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00909

On November 30, 1967 a helicopter from 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, 1st Air Cavalry Division was on a night flight, returning from a briefing in Bong Son to An Khe. The poor weather caused the flight crew to switch to IFR. At 2100 hours the aircraft crashed into a mountain top near Doc Pho in Quang Nam province. The crash killed pilot MAJ Stephen R. Porcella and crew chief SSGT Kenneth D. McKee. Co-pilot 1LT Griffith B. Bedworth reportedly survived the crash and lived 1-2 days before dying of exposure. A passenger, CAPT F. Harold Kushner, also survived the crash. Kushner was an Army Medical Corps Flight Surgeon and had broken a tooth and sustained a wound to his shoulder when the helicopter crashed. He was subsequently captured by the Viet Cong. During his captivity, his wife, Valerie, became active in the effort to end the war, believing that was the only hope her husband had of returning home. Kushner became ambivalent about the war himself, and when held in North Vietnam, made propaganda tapes until informed by the more organized prisoners captured and held in the North that it was prohibited. Kushner was released March 16, 1973 from North Vietnam. [Taken from vhpa.org and pownetwork.org]

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