EDDY G SUMPTER
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HONORED ON PANEL 38W, LINE 30 OF THE WALL

EDDY GALE SUMPTER

WALL NAME

EDDY G SUMPTER

PANEL / LINE

38W/30

DATE OF BIRTH

07/16/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/21/1968

HOME OF RECORD

JUDSONIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

White County

STATE

AR

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EDDY GALE SUMPTER
POSTED ON 7.17.2017

Final Mission of SP5 Eddy G. Sumpter

On November 21, 1968, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D (tail number 66-16297) from the 119th Assault Helicopter Company was on a reconnaissance mission equipped with a personnel detection device for locating enemy soldiers. The operation required the aircraft to be flown at low levels over enemy terrain. The helicopter was flown over an area in Kontum Province (II Corps), RVN, that was known to have a large concentration of enemy forces. The detection device registered heavily many times revealing the enemy position. On its last pass, the aircraft came under intense enemy fire and crashed and burned. Four crewmen and two passengers were killed in the incident. The lost crewmen included aircraft commander WO1 Martin G. Given, pilot WO1 Robert L. Storey, crew chief SP5 Billie J. Ontis, and gunner SP5 Eddy G. Sumpter. The two passengers were SP4 Warren G. Haugen and SGT Charles F. Rein. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information contained in the citation of WO1 Given’s Distinguished Flying Cross award]
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POSTED ON 10.31.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Eddy Gale Sumpter, 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 6.8.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Eddy is buried at White County Memorial Gardens in Searcy, AR. AM/4 OLC PH
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POSTED ON 5.25.2004
POSTED BY: Chris Spencer

NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. 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 sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die
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POSTED ON 7.10.2003
POSTED BY: Bob Kilpatrick

119th Assault Helicopter Co.

Remembered by his friends.
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