LARRY D BUFFINGTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 11W, LINE 100 OF THE WALL

LARRY DANIEL BUFFINGTON

WALL NAME

LARRY D BUFFINGTON

PANEL / LINE

11W/100

DATE OF BIRTH

07/04/1940

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/05/1970

HOME OF RECORD

ST LOUIS

COUNTY OF RECORD

St. Louis City

STATE

MO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LARRY DANIEL BUFFINGTON
POSTED ON 2.22.2012

Photo

(Photo Credit: Jay Buffington) Rest in peace with the warriors.
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POSTED ON 2.22.2012

Never Forgotten

(Photo Credit: his son L. Daniel Compton) Rest in peace with the warriors.
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POSTED ON 2.5.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Larry is buried at Masonic Cemetery, Piedmont, Wayne County,MO. BSM AM-3OLC PH
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POSTED ON 11.27.2010

Crash Summary for Helicopter CH-47B 67-18435

AC was shot down at approx 11:00 hours on May 5, 1970 vicinity of FSB O'Riely. Hit by 37 mm anti aircraft round while flying with sling load. Caught fire and crashed nose down. Five crew members were fatalities: WO1 Richard L. Vandewarker (KIA), CW2 George A. Mason (KIA), SGT Larry D. Buffington (KIA), SP4 Gary W. Brown (KIA), and PFC Steven E. Wasson (KIA). At 11:30 G-2 reported that the nearest unit to the downed AC was A3187th, call sign 'Coaster 34'. At 11:15 (late entry) A217 ARP was launched to vicinity 400295 (Varsity AC). The AC was reported as burning. ARP on the ground at 12:05, green LZ. Negative survivors found at AC. At 15:15 A217 ARP extracted 5 bodies from CH-47, ARP extracted at 15:45. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 3.15.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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