GORDON L WIRTH JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 5W, LINE 36 OF THE WALL

GORDON LEE WIRTH JR

WALL NAME

GORDON L WIRTH JR

PANEL / LINE

5W/36

DATE OF BIRTH

10/13/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/09/1971

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COUNTY OF RECORD

Clackamas County

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GORDON LEE WIRTH JR
POSTED ON 6.28.2018

Never Forgotten

You're remembered every day.
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POSTED ON 11.10.2016
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of CW2 Gordon L. Wirth Jr.

Final Mission of CW2 Gordon L. Wirth Jr.
On January 9, 1971, a U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A (tail number 67-16239) from A Battery, 377th Artillery, 101st Airborne Division, was on a combat mission approximately 2 miles northwest of Gio Linh village in Quang Tri Province, RVN, when the aircraft received hostile ground fire and was shot down. The helicopter was operating at low altitude and slow speed when it was engaged by enemy gunners. All three crew members suffered fatal injuries in the attack. The lost crew included pilot CW2 Gordon L. Wirth Jr., crew chief CPL Craig A. Sysak, and observer SP4 David W. Lilley. The following are comments regarding this incident by Bill Flowers: SP4 Lilly was in my platoon, the Huey platoon, and he was not supposed to be in a Loach (OH-6A) that day, it was not his platoon. I do not remember the name of the crew chief he took the place of, I remember they switched for the hell of it. That crew chief was torn up, it was supposed to be him (in the crashed chopper). Our previous platoon sergeant would not have allowed him to switch. (From Bill Flowers, Mil. Ret.) [Taken from vhpa.org and armyaircrews.com]
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POSTED ON 8.31.2016
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of CAPT Donald W. Lowe

Final Mission of  CAPT Donald W. Lowe
On January 9, 1971, a U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A (tail number 67-16239) from A Battery, 377th Artillery, 101st Airborne Division, was on a combat mission approximately 2 miles northwest of Gio Linh village in Quang Tri Province, RVN, when the aircraft received hostile ground fire and was shot down. The helicopter was operating at low altitude and slow speed when it was engaged by enemy gunners. All three crew members suffered fatal injuries in the attack. The lost crew included pilot CW2 Gordon L. Wirth Jr., crew chief CPL Craig A. Sysak, and observer SP4 David W. Lilley. The following are comments regarding this incident by Bill Flowers: SP4 Lilly was in my platoon, the Huey platoon, and he was not supposed to be in a Loach (OH-6A) that day, it was not his platoon. I do not remember the name of the crew chief he took the place of, I remember they switched for the hell of it. That crew chief was torn up, it was supposed to be him (in the crashed chopper). Our previous platoon sergeant would not have allowed him to switch. (From Bill Flowers, Mil. Ret.) [Taken from vhpa.org and armyaircrews.com]
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POSTED ON 11.23.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CWO Gordon Lee Wirth Jr, 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 2.28.2013

Thank You

My last name is also Wirth. I've been to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in D.C., once in 1995 and again in 2013. Each time stood solemnly in front of your name, it made my connection to the fallen of the War more pronounced.

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