PETER K MIRANDA
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HONORED ON PANEL 15W, LINE 33 OF THE WALL

PETER KALANI MIRANDA

WALL NAME

PETER K MIRANDA

PANEL / LINE

15W/33

DATE OF BIRTH

07/06/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/06/1969

HOME OF RECORD

HOLLOMAN AFB

COUNTY OF RECORD

Otero County

STATE

NM

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP5

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR PETER KALANI MIRANDA
POSTED ON 10.11.2018
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of SP5 Peter K. Miranda

Final Mission of SP5 Peter K. Miranda
On December 6, 1969, a U.S. Army UH-1D helicopter (#66-16699) from the 57th Assault Helicopter Company, 52nd Aviation Battalion, was operating over a Central Highlands battlefield when it was shot down about 16 miles northeast of Kontum. Eleven persons were killed in the crash, including five Americans and five Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) personnel plus one Viet Cong detainee. The aircraft was observing an operation of the 42nd South Vietnamese Regiment and a Civilian Irregular Defense Group militia unit when it was hit by small arms fire. The helicopter lost power at a low altitude above thick jungle canopy and crashed. The lost Americans included (crewmen) aircraft commander 1LT Philip J. Schrock, pilot CPT Charles E. Ferrell, crew chief SP5 Peter K. Miranda, gunner PFC Rolland L. Durflinger, and passenger COL George L. Miller, an ARVN advisor from MACV. The lost ARVN personnel included COL Nguyen Ba Lien, the commander of 10,000 government troops plus two majors accompanying him. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, vhpa.org, and “10 Killed in Huey Over Battlefield.” Pacific Stars & Stripes, December 8, 1969]
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POSTED ON 8.31.2016
POSTED BY: Sandra Luhnow

Honor and Remember

You are honored and remembered on the Heartland Youth for Decency Vietnam Memorial. The Vietnam Memorial was built by a group of high school and college students from the La Mesa area called Heartland Youth for Decency back in 1970. The memorial park is dedicated to veterans who were living in Southern California's Heartland area (consisting of the communities of La Mesa, Spring Valley, Jamul, Lemon Grove, El Cajon, Santee, and Lakeside) when they accepted the call to military service, during which service they gave their lives in the Vietnam War.
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POSTED ON 7.6.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Five Peter Kalani Miranda, Served with the 57th Assault Helicopter Company, 52nd Aviation Battalion, 17th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade.
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POSTED ON 11.6.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP5 Peter Kalani Miranda, 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 6.22.2012
POSTED BY: Billy M. Brown

Honoring New Mexico Casualties of Vietnam

Honoring New Mexico Casualties of Vietnam

May his sacrifice not be forgotten.

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