HOWARD W BRAMLETT JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 5W, LINE 14 OF THE WALL

HOWARD WAYNE BRAMLETT JR

WALL NAME

HOWARD W BRAMLETT JR

PANEL / LINE

5W/14

DATE OF BIRTH

01/30/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LONG KHANH

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/30/1970

HOME OF RECORD

FLORENCE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lauderdale County

STATE

AL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

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PFC

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LEFT FOR HOWARD WAYNE BRAMLETT JR
POSTED ON 3.11.2023
POSTED BY: Nic Murphy

Thank You For Your Service

After informing my grandmother I would be visiting the Vietnam War Memorial in D.C. on a school trip, she told me all about her friend from high school who was killed. I was able to personally obtain a rubbing of your name from the memorial & presented it to her upon returning home to Alabama. She was brought to tears. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service.
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POSTED ON 2.18.2022

Final Mission of PFC Howard W. Bramlett Jr.

On December 30, 1970, a U.S. Army Bell OH-58A Kiowa helicopter (#68-16964) from B Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, while supporting 2nd Brigade forces, crashed and burned after hitting a power line at Xa Gia on National Highway QL-20, eleven miles northwest of Xuan Loc in Long Khanh Province, RVN. Three crewmen were killed. They included pilot 1LT Brian A. Horinek, observer SP4 Steve S. DeNike, and crew chief PFC Howard W. Bramlett Jr. The aircraft was enroute to Xuan Loc to refuel upon completion of a visual reconnaissance mission. It was flying at an approximate altitude of 1200 feet directly behind an accompanying AH-1G Cobra gunship. While enroute, the pilot of the gunship reported that Horinek called to tell him that he was going to contact his unit commanders via radio. That was the last time he had radio contact with Horinek. Sometime within the next fifteen minutes, the Kiowa sustained a mechanical problem, lost altitude, and made contact with the high tension lines (about 75 feet above the ground). Its skids and cross tubes were torn off before crashing to the ground. Two crewmen were thrown from the wreckage after impact. The OH-58A was completely destroyed by fire and impact forces except for the tailboom and main rotor. A U.S. mechanized infantry unit from A Troop, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry, plus some Vietnamese Regional Forces arrived at the crash site and secured the downed aircraft. A memorial service was later conducted for the lost crew members at their base in Di An. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, vhpa.org, and “Operational Report – Lessons Learned, 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Period 1 November 1970 to 28 February 1971” at dtic.mil]
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POSTED ON 6.27.2021
POSTED BY: (Sgt) Vic Heacker

B 3/17 Stogie Scout Observer

We flew Scouts together and I remember you and Steve DeNike and the day you went down. I toast you every Memorial Day.
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POSTED ON 5.7.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank yo for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from your fellow soldier, Herb Edmonds, is moving. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us....
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POSTED ON 1.30.2021
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Howard Wayne Bramlett Jr., Served with B Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Aviation Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
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