SHAWN G CANNON
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HONORED ON PANEL 8W, LINE 97 OF THE WALL

SHAWN GLEN CANNON

WALL NAME

SHAWN G CANNON

PANEL / LINE

8W/97

DATE OF BIRTH

10/04/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LAM DONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/09/1970

HOME OF RECORD

FLUSHING

COUNTY OF RECORD

Queens

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

WO

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR SHAWN GLEN CANNON
POSTED ON 5.24.2019
POSTED BY: Thomas Carson

Flight School

Best friend in Basic Training at Polk, flight school at Wolters and Rucker. Remembering you Brother on Memorial Day 2019.
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POSTED ON 8.9.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 9.24.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

THANKS

Dear WO Shawn Cannon,
Thank you for your service as an Attack Helicopter Pilot. You are from Flushing, Queens. That is where I grow up. I did not know you. You were older, although now when I look at your age, you were only a kid. sigh. It is another autumn, and time has passed since this war. It is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 2.1.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear WO Shawn Glen Cannon, 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 10.27.2007
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS FINE YOUNG UNITED STATES ARMY OFFICER WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE


HELICOPTER UH-1C 66-15201

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15201

The Army purchased this helicopter 0867

Total flight hours at this point: 00000332

Date: 05/11/68

Unit: 355 AVN

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.

While Enroute this helicopter was in Descent at 0800 feet and 090 knots.

South Vietnam

Helicopter took 2 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM)

The helicopter was hit in the Left Side

Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS

The helicopter made an Emergency Landing. Aircraft is later recovered by any means other than its own power.

Both mission and flight capability were terminated.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database.
Also: UH1P3, 13202 ()

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15201

The Army purchased this helicopter 0867

Total flight hours at this point: 00001137

Date: 08/09/70

Unit: 92 ASSAULT HELICOPTER COMPANY

South Vietnam

UTM grid coordinates: ZT065775

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database.
Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )

Loss to Inventory

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15201

Date: 08/09/70

Incident number: 700809091ACD

Accident case number: 700809091 Total loss or fatality Accident

Unit: 92 AHC

The station for this helicopter was Dong Ba Thin in

Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 3 . . Passengers = 0

costing 287215

Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:

P - WO1 SHAWN GLEN CANNON KIA

P - W1 ARNOLD RL

CE - E4 ROBERTSON TM

G - E4 MURABITO E


Accident Summary:

THE AIRCRAFT WAS PART OF A LIGHT FIRE TEAM BASED AT BAO LOC, RVN, FOR PROVIDING FIRE SUPPORT IN THE BAO LOC-DALAT AREA.
ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT AIRCRAFT ^66-15201^ LEFT THE BAO LOC, CAMP SMITH COMPOUND PAD TO ENABLE A PASSENGER TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE BAO LOC AREA AND TO PERFORM A VISUAL RECONNAISSANCE.
THE AIRCRAFT TOOK OFF AND FLEW IN THE GENERAL AREA OF BAO LOC FOR A PERIOD OF TIME BEFORE REFUELING AT THE MAIN AIRSTRIP AT BAO LOC.
AFTER REFUELING THE HELICOPTER MADE ANOTHER PASS OVER THE COMPOUND AT AN ALTITUDE OF 250 TO 300 FEET.
THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER THEN ENTERED A STEEP LEFT DESCENDING TURN TO LAND AT THE COMPOUND PAD.
THE TAIL BOOM STRUCK A 3 TO 4 FOOT HIGH MOUND OF DIRT WHILE IN THIS DESCENT.
THE HELICOPTER STARTED SPINNING TO THE RIGHT AND CRASHED APPROXIMATELY 250 METERS FROM THE INITIAL CONTACT IN THE CAMP SMITH PERIMETER.
THE AIRCRAFT BURNED COMPLETELY AFTER IMPACT.

This record was last updated on 05/25/98

The following is crew member information for this incident:

Name: WO1 SHAWN GLEN CANNON

Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/09/70 while performing the duty of Pilot.

Age at death: 23.8

Date of Birth: 10/04/46

Home City: Flushing, NY

Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.

Unit: 92 AHC

Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade

Flight class: 69-33/69-31

Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.

The Wall location: 08W-097

Short Summary: Crashed in perimeter minefield at Bao Loc returning from Dalat w/load of beer,
inertia reel failed, head went through window.

Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15201

SSN: 064381556

Country: South Vietnam

MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot

Primary cause: A/C Accident

Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea

Compliment cause: vehicular accident

Vehicle involved: helicopter

Position in vehicle: aircraft commander

Vehicle ownership: government

Started Tour: 11/28/69

"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew

Location: Lam Dong Province II Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:

Glenn was the AC on a UH-1C as part of an alert team detached to Bao Loc for 2 weeks.
Returning to the alert pad from Dalat with a load of beer, he overshot the pad ( due possibly to being overgrossed ) and crashed into the compound perimeter and into a minefield.
His inertial reel failed and his head went through the window.
His throat was slashed and he bled to death without gaining consciousness.
Several of the people in the compund risked their lives to pull everyone out as there was a post crash fire and the ammo started cooking off.
The rest of the crew got out.
Posted by: Kenny Bunn, 28 July 1994

This record was last updated on 07/28/94





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