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 1.22.2021
POSTED BY: Pete Miranda

Pete Miranda

I met Peter one week before he was shot down in Kontum Provence. We were walking back from the helicopter pads and asked him his name. I could not believe he said Peter Miranda, I showed him my ID card , what a shocker we both got. I will never forget him.
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POSTED ON 10.28.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Correction

Correction: Thank you Specialist 5th Class Peter Miranda for your service as a Huey, UH-1 Equipment Helper. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten, REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 10.28.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Peter Miranda, Thank you for your service as a Machine Gunner. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Halloween is this week, Happy Halloween. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 10.11.2018

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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