HONORED ON PANEL 3W, LINE 68 OF THE WALL

CARL WILHELM BORCHERS

WALL NAME

CARL W BORCHERS

PANEL / LINE

3W/68

DATE OF BIRTH

12/05/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/06/1971

HOME OF RECORD

GRAYLING

COUNTY OF RECORD

Crawford County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CWO

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CARL WILHELM BORCHERS
POSTED ON 1.11.2017

Final Mission of CWO Carl W. Borchers

The Lockheed YO-3 Quiet Star was an American single-engine, propeller-driven aircraft that was developed for battlefield observation during the Vietnam War. It was designed to be as quiet as possible, and was intended to observe troop movements in near-silence during the hours of darkness. The aircraft was fitted with a Night Vision Aerial Periscope. YO-3A missions were of the nocturnal type, overflying roads, rivers and jungle areas frequented or controlled by the Viet Cong. Once targets were pinpointed, artillery, helicopter gunships or strike groups like the Navy’s “Black Ponies” were vectored in. On June 6, 1971, a YO-3A (#69-18004) from the 73rd Aviation Company with CWO Carl W. Borchers and CWO Martin E. Loving aboard crashed for undisclosed reasons ten miles east of Bien Hoa City, Bien Hoa Province, RVN. Both airmen suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The aircraft did not burn. Loving was about to rotate home and asked pilot Borchers for a ride. Loving, an image interpretation technician, took the place of the scheduled observer. There was a coordinated search for the aircraft when it became overdue. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, thewall-usa.com, and wikipedia.org]
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POSTED ON 6.6.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear CWO Carl Wilhelm Borchers, 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 7.6.2010
POSTED BY: JAMES MCCAFFERY

i STILL MISS YOU

BILL, WE WENT THROUGH THE COAST GUARD TOGETHER AND ALMOST MADE IT THROUGH THE ARMY TOGETHER...I MISS YOU AFTER 42 YEARS...
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POSTED ON 6.7.2005
POSTED BY: Bob Ross

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Mary Frye – 1932

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POSTED ON 6.6.2005
POSTED BY: Fellow Michigander

Lest We Forget

ONE OF MICHIGAN'S FALLEN SONS

Today we honor CARL WILHELM BORCHERS and the ultimate sacrifice he made for our country. Rest in peace Carl, and know you are not forgotten.
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