Remembering an American Hero
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.
With respect, Sir
Final Mission of U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13708
Aircraft took-off and crashed into the river about 100 meters south of the helipad. A red ball of fire was observed on the river's surface. Three crewmen and two passengers perished in the crash. There was one survivor, the aircraft’s commander. The lost crewmen included WO1 Harold K. Ketner Jr., CPL Roosevelt Amison Jr., and SP4 William G. Lacey. The two passenger casualties were SP4 McKinley Caughman Jr. and SP4 Woodrow J. Mueller. Nha Be and Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel participated in the search and recovery efforts. The wreckage of the helicopter's fuselage section was subsequently recovered by Light Lift Craft 1 and delivered to the Nha Be helicopter pad. Salvage operations were terminated on 12 March 1967. [Taken from vhpa.org]