VICTOR D TRUJILLO
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HONORED ON PANEL 47W, LINE 5 OF THE WALL

VICTOR DAVID TRUJILLO

WALL NAME

VICTOR D TRUJILLO

PANEL / LINE

47W/5

DATE OF BIRTH

02/12/1940

CASUALTY PROVINCE

DINH TUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/19/1968

HOME OF RECORD

DENVER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Denver City and County

STATE

CO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

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LEFT FOR VICTOR DAVID TRUJILLO
POSTED ON 8.24.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear SSgt Victor Trujillo, Thank you for your service as a Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Specialist. Your 54th anniversary just passed, sad. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is Agent Orange Awareness Month. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it still needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 6.16.2021

Final Mission of SP5 Victor D. Trujillo

On August 19, 1968, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D (tail number 66-00937) from D Troop, 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, was tasked with conducting a low-level “sniffer mission” in Dinh Tuong Province, RVN. During the operation, the aircraft’s tail rotor drive shaft sheared ten miles northwest of Cai Lay causing the helicopter to crash. Two crewmen and two passengers operating the Airborne Personnel Detector (APD) were killed. The lost personnel were crew chief SP4 Bruce C. Brogoitti, gunner SP4 Donald D. Hawkins, and passengers SFC Ralph W. Milbourne and SP5 Victor D. Trujillo from Headquarters & Headquarters Company (HHC), 9th Infantry Division. The sniffer missions used the APD equipment to detect scents unique to human beings and locate enemy soldiers in hidden positions. On this mission, the sniffer aircraft was following a Command-and-Control helicopter. When they were approximately twenty-three miles northwest of Dong Tam, the two aircraft entered a left turn. The tail rotor drive shaft on the sniffer helicopter unexpectedly sheared, causing the crippled aircraft to spin to the right as it lost altitude. It impacted the ground in a level attitude, burst into flames, and rolled on its left side. The cause of the accident was attributed to a ball peen hammer left under the drive shaft cowling which rubbed against the drive shaft resulting in its failure. The pilot and co-pilot survived with injuries. Posthumous promotions were awarded to the crewmen and one of the APD technicians. Brogoitti and Hawkins were elevated to Sergeant, and Trujillo was made Staff Sergeant. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 2.12.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Staff Sergeant Victor David Trujillo, Served with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Division Chemical Section, 9th Infantry Division.
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POSTED ON 7.2.2017
POSTED BY: Captain, Dr. Robert Kamansky

1 and 2 July, 2017 @ the Los Angeles National Cemetery

With US Army pride, USA wartime Captain R. Kamansky and his Army spouse stood @ attention remembering Army SGT. TRUJILLO . It seemed we 3 were one @ that hour of attention saluting lost in wartime Army brother SGT. TRUJILLO . That hour was an emotion and then a commitment to return as General MacArthur did so long ago in my father's WWII. A commitment never to forget. And we 2 shall not forget SGT. TRUJILLO to our fading at the Riverside National Cemetery . Army buddies we 3 for eternity. Captain and Mrs. Kamansky
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POSTED ON 8.19.2015
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Thank You

Thank you Staff Sergeant Trujillo for your leadership and courage.
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