THOMAS STOKES POWELL
THOMAS S POWELL
11/10/2022 at 11:00pm
Gone to soon
I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans
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 OH-6A tail number 67-16499
Aircraft was shot down 04191972 during recon mission southwest of Pleiku against reported NVA brigade. Received 8 mm arms fire, crashed & burned. Last transmission was 'Taking fire, taking fire!' Crew included pilot CPT Thomas S. Powell (KIA) and observer SP4 Paul J. Pesce (KIA). [Taken from vhpa.org]