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.
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, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
Final Mission of U.S. Army Helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16799
On April 19, 1968, this aircraft from B Company, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Air Cavalry Division, was the lead ship on a combat assault into A Shau Valley. The helicopter was damaged by an enemy grenade, causing the tail boom to separate and the aircraft to crash. Aircraft commander WO1 Charles J. Harrington and pilot 1LT David J. Nesset suffered fatal injuries in the crash. [Taken from vhpa.org]