I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans
Remembering An American Hero
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
Accident Information for U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A tail number 63-07910
Transmission failure and crash with piggy backed 105 mm. Aircraft came apart in flight crashed & burned. Lost the bolt that attaches aft speed trim actuator to swash plate assembly. Crew included CW2 James W. Leach (KIA), CW2 Billy Joe Waymire (KIA), SP4 Carl Brown (KIA), PFC Michael Gene Isely (KIA), SP5 Raymond E. Smoot (KIA). [Taken from vhpa.org]