LARRY F MATTINGLY
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HONORED ON PANEL 11W, LINE 96 OF THE WALL

LARRY FRANKLIN MATTINGLY

WALL NAME

LARRY F MATTINGLY

PANEL / LINE

11W/96

DATE OF BIRTH

05/31/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/04/1970

HOME OF RECORD

INDIANAPOLIS

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

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LEFT FOR LARRY FRANKLIN MATTINGLY
POSTED ON 5.29.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. We should be forever thankful for the sacrifices of you and so many others to ensure the freedoms we so often take for granted.
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POSTED ON 11.11.2021
POSTED BY: T. S. Fielden

A GOOD MAN AND A GOOD SOLDIER

We graduated from OCS together. I'm proud to have known him.
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POSTED ON 10.15.2018
POSTED BY: Augie uleckas

Great guy

I was the bartender at co a with him at camp eagle. We spent some time at the beach (eagle beach) eating snack and drinking beer. He was a lot of fun. I only heard about this misfortune many years later after I came home. I still have some great pictures of us together.
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POSTED ON 5.31.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

First Lieutenant Larry Franklin Mattingly, Served with Company A, 101st Aviation Battalion, 101st Aviation Group, 101st Airborne Division.
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POSTED ON 3.29.2018

Final Mission of 1LT Larry F. Mattingly

On May 4, 1970, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 68-16244) from A Company, 101st Assault Helicopter Battalion,101st Airborne Division, was assigned flare standby for night illumination missions in support of the 1st Infantry Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AMBL). At approximately 1930 hours, Company A operations received a mission request to provide illumination for a practice Red Alert at FSB Kathryn in Thua Thien Province, RVN. Around 1955 hours, UH-1H (#68-16244), Comanchero 20, departed the Company A helipad enroute to FSB Kathryn and arrived at that location at 2020 hours. The crew included aircraft commander 1LT Larry F. Mattingly, pilot CW2 Tommy L. Kearsley, crew chief SGT Thomas O. Ahlberg, gunner SGT Rodney A. Taylor, and observer SGT Dean L. Aitken. Ten minutes later, two AH-1G Cobra attack helicopters from B Battery, 4th Battalion, 77th Aerial Rocket Artillery (ARA), departed Camp Eagle enroute to FSB Kathryn for the practice Red Alert. The wing ship of the flight of two AH-1G aircraft was #67-15620, call sign Toro 91D. Its crew comprised pilots WO1 Dean L. Bonneau and CPT Douglas N. Winfrey. While sharing the same air space, a mid-air collision occurred between the flare ship and Cobra wing ship. An investigation into the accident led the inquiry board to believe that while dropping flares, the UH-1H became engulfed by fire after a flare malfunction. The UH-1H started a descent to the ground and in the process made contact with Toro 91D. This contact resulted in the loss of the UH-1H's rotor system while damaging the AH-1G. Toro 91D caught fire and the two aircraft separated, the UH-1H falling to the ground in flames while the Toro 91D proceeded in what appeared to be an autorotative glide, crashing in heavily wooded and mountainous terrain. There were no survivors from either aircraft. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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