REX E RADER
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HONORED ON PANEL 28W, LINE 105 OF THE WALL

REX EARL RADER

WALL NAME

REX E RADER

PANEL / LINE

28W/105

DATE OF BIRTH

06/13/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

GIA DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/01/1969

HOME OF RECORD

BEND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Deschutes County

STATE

OR

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP5

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11/09/2022 at 11:22pm

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LEFT FOR REX EARL RADER
POSTED ON 7.9.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Rex Rader, Thank you for your service as an UH-1 Helicopter Repairer. I researched you on your 72nd birthday, happy birthday. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is Independence Day week. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 7.16.2018

Copter Rips Into Saigon Traffic, Pacific Stars & Stripes, Thursday, April 3, 1969

“Copter Rips Into Saigon Traffic.” Pacific Stars & Stripes, Thursday, April 3, 1969. The article makes reference to lost crewmen CW2 Michael G. Taylor, WO1 Dale A. Yateman, SP4 Philip C. Stafford, and SP4 Barry L. Golden, and passengers SP5 Terry W. Dickerhoff and SP5 Rex E. Rader.
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POSTED ON 1.5.2018

Final Mission of SP5 Rex E. Rader

On April 1, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 66-17042) from the120th Command Aviation Company, "The Underdogs,". crashed shortly after takeoff from Tan Son Nhut Air Base Complex in Gia Dinh Province, RVN. Six U.S. personnel perished in the crash, including the entire crew of the aircraft plus two passengers aboard. There were three survivors. The lost crewmen included aircraft commander CW2 Michael G. Taylor, pilot WO1 Dale A. Yateman, crew chief SP4 Philip C. Stafford, and gunner SP4 Barry L. Golden. The lost passengers were SP5 Terry W. Dickerhoff and SP5 Rex E. Rader. The flight had just departed from Hotel 3 Heliport at Tan Son Nhut and climbed to approximately 500 feet of altitude when it suffered an engine failure. The pilots attempted autorotation, however, the autorotation was unsuccessful, ending in a crash and fire. The main rotor blade of the helicopter struck a telephone pole before the aircraft made ground contact, with the tail striking first, severing the tail boom. The fuselage section continued forward, coming to rest on its right side and completely engulfed in flames. Two bodies were discovered outside the wreckage along the path of the aircraft. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 11.18.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP5 Rex Earl Rader, 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, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 8.25.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Rex is buried at Deschutes Memorial Gardens, Bend, Deschutes County,OR.
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