we will remember
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
Final Mission of U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 65-09806
On final approach this helicopter from the 114th Assault Helicopter Company came under small arms fire which damaged the flight control system, causing a forced landing and crash and the death of gunner SP4 Jerome J. MacDonald. The aircraft was destroyed in the incident. [Taken from vhpa.org]
Remembering an American Hero
Dear American Hero,
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you 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. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.
With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.
Curt Carter (son of Sgt Ardon William Carter, 101st Airborne, February 4, 1966, South Vietnam)