ROY E WORTH
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HONORED ON PANEL 38E, LINE 19 OF THE WALL

ROY EDWARD WORTH

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ROY E WORTH

PANEL / LINE

38E/19

DATE OF BIRTH

12/11/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHU BON

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/07/1968

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LEFT FOR ROY EDWARD WORTH
POSTED ON 11.16.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear WO Roy Edward Worth, 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 7.12.2013
POSTED BY: Lisa Schatz Johnson

Halloween 1967

I was eight years old on Halloween 1967. I visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Worth, who lived across the street from me. I was dressed in a skeleton costume and held an orange pumpkin candy bucket. Roy E. Worth took my picture with a Polaroid camera (I still have the photo) and handed me a Hershey bar. Less than six months later, he was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As I recall, Roy Worth had been in medical school before entering service. This is the only interaction I recall having with Roy Worth. I have never forgotten him. May he rest in peace.
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POSTED ON 2.25.2012
POSTED BY: David L. Hine

In Memory

Shortridge High School - Class of 1964
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POSTED ON 2.10.2012
POSTED BY: Janice Worth Vanhart

Remembrance

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POSTED ON 11.12.2010

WO1 Roy E. Worth's Last Mission

On 7 February 1968, the 134th Assault Helicopter Company suffered its first combat casualties. An entire crew and aircraft were lost while on a MACV support mission at Phu Bon near Cheo Reo. The aircraft flew MACV senior advisors and local commanders to a village that was to have been secured earlier in the morning by nearby PF (Popular Forces) ground troops. These passengers included LTC Vorin E. Whan and 1LT Harmon L. Remmel III. On arrival over the village there was no radio contact with the ground unit supposedly at the site but smoke was popped by someone on the ground and the crew landed. However, the PF troops had not yet arrived and the village was occupied by VC who had taken it over the previous night. After landing and shutting down the aircraft, the crew and six others were ambushed and killed. The aircraft was set on fire and destroyed. Members of the crew were CW2 Roy E. Worth, CW2 Guido S. Reali, SGT Ronald R. Loveland and SGT Harold O. Hoskins. This was a very traumatic experience for everyone in the unit since the 134th was a close knit group and everyone knew the lost crewmembers well. The war hit home to all in a very personal way. After this, aircraft from the 134th were not allowed to land in remote locations without establishing radio contact with ground personnel or positive identification. In a bizarre twist, less than an hour before the ambush of the crew, WO Trainee Hall and WO Mike Harding had been searching for a MACV advisor with the PF troops and had landed at the same village after smoke was popped on the ground. However, they did not shut down or get out of the aircraft. They saw what appeared to be local troops, waved to them (their waves were returned) and realizing their intended passenger was not there, they took off again. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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