ARTHUR L PAPALE
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HONORED ON PANEL 32W, LINE 45 OF THE WALL

ARTHUR LAWRENCE PAPALE

WALL NAME

ARTHUR L PAPALE

PANEL / LINE

32W/45

DATE OF BIRTH

09/05/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/16/1969

HOME OF RECORD

BILOXI

COUNTY OF RECORD

Harrison County

STATE

MS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

WO

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ARTHUR LAWRENCE PAPALE
POSTED ON 4.26.2020
POSTED BY: Joseph J. Hebert

Wedding

I was in his wedding and he was very happy that day.
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POSTED ON 9.18.2019
POSTED BY: Christopher Perrien

Gone, but not forgotten

My god-father , Arthur Papale, Rest in Peace.
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POSTED ON 8.21.2019
POSTED BY: Philip Papale

My cousin

Arthur you are my one cousin I never met. You are the oldest and I am the youngest of our generation. Our fathers were brothers. I was 5 years old when you flew your final mission. Thank you for your service to our nation. One day we may cross paths.
God bless you and all the men and woman that we lost to that war.
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POSTED ON 5.23.2018

Final Mission of WO1 Arthur L. Papale

On February 16, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D (tail number 66-16091) from the 57th Assault Helicopter Company was attempting to insert a Long-Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) team in a landing zone one mile northeast of Polei Kleng in Kontum Province, RVN, when the aircraft received an unknown number and type of hits from enemy ground fire. The pilot, WO1 Normand P. Perron, radioed on climb out that the controls were erratic. The aircraft then began a slow spiral descent and crashed, bursting into flames upon impact. All four of the crewmembers were killed as were the four LRRP team members aboard. The lost crewmen included WO1 Perron, aircraft commander WO1 Arthur L. Papale, crew chief SP4 Rick A. Oliver, and gunner SP4 Larry M. Alcos. The four lost Rangers were SGT Ralph G. Dunn, SP4 Gerald Q. Hancock, PFC Hugh R. McKinney, and SP4 Jack L. Rightmyer. Hancock was posthumously promoted to Sergeant and McKinney to Corporal. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 5.18.2018
POSTED BY: Carolyn Papale Mustain

My Love

This was my husband, with whom I had plans for a lifetime filled with love, children, and many years together. That didn't happen because I lost him to the war. I miss him everyday. He was a good man whose memory I still cherish deeply in my heart. So many good men were taken by this War so far away. Please remember and pray for them.
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