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HONORED ON PANEL 8W, LINE 120 OF THE WALL

RAYMOND L STANSBURY II

WALL NAME

RAYMOND L STANSBURY II

PANEL / LINE

8W/120

DATE OF BIRTH

11/19/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/17/1970

HOME OF RECORD

DORAVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

DeKalb County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

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LEFT FOR RAYMOND L STANSBURY II
POSTED ON 11.28.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. We should be forever thankful for the sacrifices of you and so many others to ensure the freedoms we so often take for granted.
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POSTED ON 5.2.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Raymond Stanburry, Thank you for your service as a Huey, UH-1 Helicopter Repairer. The 52nd anniversary of the start of your tour just passed. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. The 47th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon just passed. Time passes 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 8.17.2020
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Distinguished Flying Cross Award

Specialist Four Raymond L. Stansbury II was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross Award for heroism and extraordinary achievement while engaged in aerial flight. He served as a Helicopter Repairer and Crewman. He was assigned to the 119TH AHC, 52ND AVN BN, 17TH AVN GROUP, 1ST AVIATION BDE.
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POSTED ON 1.6.2016

Final Mission of SP4 Raymond L. Stansbury II

At approximately 1530 hours, August 17, 1970, a single UH-1H helicopter (serial number 67-17587) from the 119th Aviation Company departed from Landing Zone Powder. The crew included aircraft commander WO1 Merlyn L. Wentzel, pilot WO1 Patrick R. O’Brien, crew chief SP4 Richard K. Johnston, and gunner SP4 Raymond L. Stansbury II. The three passengers, SP4 Paul A. Demaline, PFC Robert A. Ater, and SP4 Chester A. Pudlo, were being flown to LZ North English, which is approximately 25 kilometers to the southeast of LZ Powder. SP4 Pudlo was being flown to LZ North English for DEROS processing (preparation for rotating home). The aircraft, rather than going to LZ North English, deviated from its course and flew toward the coast where it crashed. According to a witness, SGT Phan Boe, the aircraft approached the beach from the southwest on a heading of approximately 040 degrees. The aircraft was very low level over the river, below the crest of the sandbars on either side. The aircraft made an abrupt, climbing turn to the right, to avoid hitting a bamboo fishing tower near the east bank of the river. At this time the tail boom of the aircraft struck the top of the sandbar and the aircraft began to spin out of control. Further investigation revealed when the tail boom struck the sandbar, one of the tail rotor blades was torn loose, causing the aircraft to spin uncontrollably. It was in this spin that SP4 Pudlo, the only survivor, was thrown from the aircraft. After impacting left nose low, the tail boom, complete with 90 degree gearbox and one (1) tail rotor blade, was torn from the aircraft and came to rest, up-side down, approximately ten (10) meters to the west of the fuselage. The main rotor assembly came to rest on the west side of the sandbar at the edge of the river, approximately one hundred (100) meters from the fuselage. No fire resulted from the crash. As far as the post-crash investigation could determine, aircraft 67-17587 was not in radio contact immediately prior to the crash, nor was there a distress call. The bodies were taken to LZ English and later to Qui Nhon, where an autopsy was performed. SP4 Pudlo was examined and treated in the 67th Evacuation Hospital in Qui Nhon, RVN, then removed to Japan on August 19, 1970. At 1730 hours, August 17, 1970, 1LT Richard F. Stewart, the appointed investigating officer, arrived at the scene of the accident. He insured the security of the aircraft and had a military photographer take pictures of the crash site. Fuel and oil samples were not taken at this time because sample bottlers were not available. Rigging of the aircraft for extraction was postponed until the next afternoon due to impending darkness and inclement weather. Security was provided by elements of the 137rd Airborne Brigade. The aircraft was removed the following afternoon, August 18, 1970. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 11.21.2015
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

WE Remember

Raymond is buried at Barrow Memorial Gardens,Winder,GA.
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