QUENTIN R BEECHER
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HONORED ON PANEL 21E, LINE 93 OF THE WALL

QUENTIN RIPPETOE BEECHER

WALL NAME

QUENTIN R BEECHER

PANEL / LINE

21E/93

DATE OF BIRTH

09/14/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/11/1967

HOME OF RECORD

TERRE HAUTE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Vigo County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CWO

Book a time
Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR QUENTIN RIPPETOE BEECHER
POSTED ON 12.19.2017

Final Mission of CW3 Quentin R. Beecher

At 1900 hours on June 11, 1967, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D (tail number 63-12958), call sign Bamboo Viper 47, from Company B, 227th Assault Helicopter Battalion, departed Landing Zone Uplift at Qui Nhon Airfield in the southern coastal region of Binh Dinh Province, RVN. The personnel included aircraft commander CW2 Dean E. Clinton, pilot CW3 Thomas F. Riggs, crew chief SSGT James R. Nelson, gunner SSGT Ralph E. Uhlmansiek, and passenger CW3 Quentin R. Beecher. The crew and passenger were on an operations mission in the province. While enroute, bad weather was encountered, and the pilot requested assistance in determining his position. Efforts by Tuy Hoa and Qui Nhon airfields, and airborne search and rescue control aircraft failed to locate the aircraft to guide it to the airfield. At 2057 hours, the pilot reported that he was out of fuel, and was willing to make a water landing. Search and rescue efforts started immediately, and continued until June 13th, but was unsuccessful in locating either the helicopter or its crew and passenger. It was determined that the aircraft went down in the South China Sea, approximately 18 miles nautical miles from the coast. The helicopter had no over-water survival gear. A UH-1 can float for approximately 60 seconds, depending on sea conditions. Weather conditions were adverse at the time, with heavy cloud cover and thunderstorms. All were declared Missing in Action, Category 5 (which indicates that it is not felt that remains can be recovered). [Taken from pownetwork.org, vhpa.org, and coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 9.27.2017
POSTED BY: Tom Clark and Brenna McCormack, Lake Central High School, St. John, Indiana

Indiana Hero

Picture posted by Tom Clark, Teacher and Students, Lake Central High School, St. John, Indiana.
Please watch our video about what we have been doing in the classroom for the past 32 years.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohw6D-bcfPU
Picture from the Plain Dealer Library
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POSTED ON 1.16.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER BEECHER,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN UTILITY/OBSERVATION HELICOPTER PILOT WITH THE 1ST CAVALRY. THIS WAS THE UNIT OF A FRIEND'S BROTHER. SAY HI TO MIKE. I READ THAT YOU ARE STILL MIA. PLEASE COME HOME.
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 4.15.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CWO Quentin Rippetoe Beecher, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 9.14.2012
POSTED BY: Ed Cardon

Salute to a Hero

I did not know CWO Beecher but I pray for him and all the other MIAs and their families. May they be reunited with one another in their lifetimes or the next. May the Lord grant you and your family the peace which we all hope to find when we are called to our Maker.

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