I was there on 10APR70
We never met. I am from Berea (class of 67) and at Udorn from 01/1970 to 01/1971 at the CBPO; 432CSG/HQSq/CBPO.
Our paths probably crossed many a time there, either at the Airman's or NCO clubs, chow hall, outdoor theater, the hooches or at the pool.
I was in the office when you went home. Heard the 2 ejection seats punching out and the WHOMP, when the RF4 went in. I was close enough to feel the heat as my office lit up orange.
I have often thought not only o you but of your parents.
Glad to I am able now to express my condolences to you and yours.
Remembering an American Hero
Dear A1C Andrew C McCartney, 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, for those who love you, and for the Sgt's son.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
Curt Carter (son of Sgt. Ardon William Carter, 101st Airborne, died February 4, 1966, South Vietnam)