ANDREW C MCCARTNEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 10W, LINE 15 OF THE WALL

ANDREW C MCCARTNEY

WALL NAME

ANDREW C MCCARTNEY

PANEL / LINE

10W/15

DATE OF BIRTH

08/10/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/10/1970

HOME OF RECORD

LAKEWOOD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cuyahoga County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

A1C

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ANDREW C MCCARTNEY
POSTED ON 12.18.1998
POSTED BY: Bill Harper

God Bless Andy

I will type more now that I got the earlier attempt to work.

I met Andy in Biloxi, MS at Keesler AFB about 1969. He was temporarily assigned to the 3388th squadron barracks - apparently his squadron didn't have room at that time. Andy was a friend to all. He loved music and he loved people. He introduced many of us to the group Chicago.

Andy went to Thailand & I went to the Pentagon. We did not keep in touch via mail; however, I heard from common friends at Keesler AFB that Andy was killed when a damaged aircraft missed the runway and destroyed the building that Andy worked in.

At the Pentagon I worked at HQ Personnel. One day a badly burned officer came to check his records. After he left we examined his records to see if his accident was due to the military. He was the pilot of the plane that killed Andy.
War is tough, and Vietnam was not a pleasant time to be in the military. Young service men were not always treated nicely by their peer group.

Andy was a wonderful person. I think of him from time to time and I always cry when I see his name on the Wall. He was so young.

Feel free to contact me.

Bill Harper, math professor, Otterbein College
Westerville, OH 43081 614-823-1417
[email protected]
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POSTED ON 12.18.1998
POSTED BY: Bill Harper

Andy, you are not forgotten.

I will keep this short this time, since it was all lost last time I tried.

I knew Andy from Keesler AFB in Biloxi, MS. Andy was a wonderful person.

Contact me if desired. I will try to add more later.

Bill Harper, [email protected]
614-823-1417
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