You are not forgotten
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A FLIGHT QUALIFIED ARMOR RECONNAISSANCE SPECIALIST.
REST IN PEACE.
Remembering An American Hero
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
Final Mission of U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 68-17207
On May 23, 1971 this aircraft from B Troop, 7th Squadron, 1st Cavalry, 1st Aviation Brigade was on a mission in Kien Giang Province (IV Corps) when it came under hostile small arms (AK-47) fire. The helicopter crashed and was destroyed after taking four hits. The two crewmen aboard, pilot CAPT Philip D. Sharp and observer SP4 Henry D. Adkins, suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Note: CAPT Sharp had previously served in ’67-’68 with 188th Assault Helicopter Company “Black Widows.” [Taken from vhpa.org]