ARTHUR R ALLISON
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HONORED ON PANEL 20W, LINE 4 OF THE WALL

ARTHUR RICHARD ALLISON

WALL NAME

ARTHUR R ALLISON

PANEL / LINE

20W/4

DATE OF BIRTH

10/02/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/16/1969

HOME OF RECORD

CHATHAM

COUNTY OF RECORD

Barnstable County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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LEFT FOR ARTHUR RICHARD ALLISON
POSTED ON 4.3.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

As long as you are remembered you will never die....
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POSTED ON 10.2.2019
POSTED BY: Malli

Arthur

Arthur........Honoring you on your birthday....Never forgotten....God Bless
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POSTED ON 10.2.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Four Arthur Richard Allison, Served with the 196th Assault Support Helicopter Company, 268th Aviation Battalion, 17th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 1.13.2018

Air Loss Over Land

On July 16, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A (tail number 66-19001) from the 196th Assault Support Helicopter Company was on a test flight when it crashed on approach to Lane Army Heliport near Qui Nhon, RVN. Seven personnel were killed in the crash and subsequent fire. The lost crewmen included aircraft commander 2LT Jack L. Price, pilot CW2 Kenneth M. Willis, flight engineer SP5 Elwin E. Singleton, gunner SP4 Darrell V. Hurt, and crew chief SP4 Arthur R. Allison. Also killed were passengers/maintenance team members SP4 Ronald A. Hoff and SP4 Johnny L. Kidd. The aircraft was on a test flight for completion of the 13th Preventive Maintenance Periodic (PMP), a 100-flight hour inspection. On approach to Lane, the crew contacted Lane Tower and was cleared to land. Suddenly, the aircraft pitched nose up, continued pitching up until inverted, and, upon reaching a vertical nose-down position, plunged to the ground. The impact was severe and was followed by a destructive fire. The following is an eyewitness account of the incident by Robert E. Weygandt: I witnessed this crash from in front of my Hydraulics Shop and it was obvious from the force of the crash and the ensuing fire that there was little chance of survivors. While there was a loss of the five crewmembers and two members of the Maintenance team that had performed the PMP on the aircraft, there is more to tell of the aftermath of the incident. There were normally three maintenance team members that flew on the test flights. The one member that missed the flight was my friend SP4 Larry Nusbaum. After the crash, I found him between the Flight office and the Maintenance office, standing in shock, just looking out at the scene (he had been unable to find a flight helmet as I recall and missed the flight). This incident had a profound effect on Larry for the rest of his tour. Out of all of the people on the flight, CW2 Ken Willis was the individual I knew best. He would often come down to our barracks and share a few beers with us and always made the enlisted personnel feel at ease around him. It was a pleasure and an honor to have known him. It should be noted that after the crash, there were still many things to do, including a roll call of all enlisted personnel and officers. Then the collection of the personal effects of those lost in the accident. As a SP5, I was selected to be part of the party that collected the personal property of the enlisted personnel that died in the crash. This put a lot of responsibility on me because the Senior NCO and Officer that accompanied me were responsible to see that it was done correctly. However, it was my duty to actually collect the effects and interact with and check with the bunk mate to determine if the individual owed money to anyone or if anyone owed him money and verify what in the cubical belonged to the deceased. I would then pack the belongings for shipment home. It was a hard thing to do, knowing that I was the last one to touch these personal belongings before they were shipped home to the family. I have wondered what the impact was on the family, when they receive that final shipment. While I did not know all of the personnel very well, there is always a sense of loss when you lose those you have worked with. I had forgotten just how much impact this had on me. The feelings came back and I remember comforting or rather trying to comfort the bunk mates of these men and them crying over the loss of someone who had become a close friend. Now, I again think of Larry and how close to death one of my closest friends came on that July day. (Narrative by Robert E. Weygandt, March 2005) [Taken from vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 8.26.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SPECIALIST 4TH CLASS ALLISON,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A CH-47 (CHINOOK) HELICOPTER REPAIRER.
REST IN PEACE.
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