JOSEPH H SHELTON III
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HONORED ON PANEL 8W, LINE 122 OF THE WALL

JOSEPH HENRY SHELTON III

WALL NAME

JOSEPH H SHELTON III

PANEL / LINE

8W/122

DATE OF BIRTH

04/20/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/18/1970

HOME OF RECORD

MONTGOMERY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Montgomery County

STATE

AL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOSEPH HENRY SHELTON III
POSTED ON 2.1.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Joseph Shelton, Thank you for your service as an HMH Helicopter Pilot. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Happy Valentine’s Day. Time moves quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 4.20.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

First Lieutenant Joseph Henry Shelton III, Served with Marine Light Helicopter Squadron 167 (HML-167), Marine Aircraft Group 16 (MAG-16), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 4.28.2018
POSTED BY: William i Lincoln

Dear friend

Carrier qualified with me Sept 13 1968- Received his Naval Aviator Wings with me Jan 1969-always in my prayers
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POSTED ON 4.28.2018
POSTED BY: William i Lincoln

Dear friend

Carrier qualified with me Sept 13 1968- Received his Naval Aviator Wings with me Jan 1969-always in my prayers
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POSTED ON 11.17.2017

Final Mission of 1LT Joseph H. Shelton III

On August 18, 1970, a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter gunship UH-1E (tail number 154969) from Marine Light Helicopter Squadron 167 (HML-167) was providing close air support for a group of Republic of Korea (ROK) Marines being extracted from the Hoi An area when it was hit by hostile ground fire, crashed, and burned. There were no survivors. A CH-53 helicopter from HMH-463 was to extract the ROK Marine group who had been on patrol. The landing zone had been reported cold, and during the approach, and at the beginning of the consequent extraction, no fire was taken. While climbing to altitude, the CH-53 crew saw tracers and called that they were taking fire. Radio communications indicated that one of the gunships providing air cover was going in to suppress the fire. As the CH-53 continued its climb, they heard the gunship pilot call, "I'm hit.” Further communications revealed that the gunship had gone down. The lost crew included aircraft commander 1LT Joseph H. Shelton III, pilot 1LT Ralph N. Duemling, and crewmen CPL Thomas H. Pappenheim and CPL David L. Smith. The CH-53 dropped off the ROK Marines at their base, picked up a fresh group, and went back to the crash site. The ROK'S set up a defensive perimeter, and a ROK and U.S. corpsman recovered the remains and put them on the aircraft. They were flown to 1st Medical Battalion. It was later reported that the X-rays done by 1st Med found several bullets in the pilot’s remains. [Taken from popasmoke.com and vhpa.org]
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