ORIN L ALLRED
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HONORED ON PANEL 3E, LINE 41 OF THE WALL

ORIN LARRY ALLRED

WALL NAME

ORIN L ALLRED

PANEL / LINE

3E/41

DATE OF BIRTH

04/03/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/11/1965

HOME OF RECORD

CASA GRANDE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Pinal County

STATE

AZ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ORIN LARRY ALLRED
POSTED ON 8.19.2019
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of PFC Orin L. Allred

Final Mission of PFC Orin L. Allred
On November 11, 1965, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D (tail number 64-13631) from 3rd Platoon, 498th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) was conducting a night medical evacuation approximately ten miles northwest of Qui Nhon in Binh Dinh Province, RVN, when it was hit by hostile automatic weapons fire and crashed and burned. Three crewmen were killed in the incident: radio operator PFC Orin L. Allred, crew chief PFC William Esposito Jr., and medic SP5 Gilivaldo A. Martinez Jr. The two pilots survived with serious injuries including third-degree burns. Aircraft commander MAJ Richard H. Scott’s injuries were the direct result of his heroic action in pulling pilot CPT Edward A. Haswell from the burning wreckage and thereby saving his life. Allred was posthumously promoted to Corporal and Martinez was posthumously promoted to Staff Sergeant. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 11.15.2018
POSTED BY: Donald Hall

From the unit report

"On 11 November 1965 one of the 3rd Platoon's aircraft crashed and burned while on a night mission near Qui Nhon. Enlisted crew Members SP5 Gilivaldo Martinez, PFC Orin L. Allred, and PFC William Esposito sustained fatal injuries. The pilots, Major Richard H. Scott and Captain Edward A. Haswell received serious injuries including third degree burns."
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POSTED ON 9.2.2016
POSTED BY: Lynette Walker

Just thinking of you!

Thanks again for your service and thank you for being the kindest soul to ever grace my life. May you always rest in beautiful peace. Your spirit lives on!! Your high school sweetheart will never ever forget you!! Xo Lynette
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POSTED ON 8.26.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR CPL. ALLRED,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A RADIO OPERATOR.
REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 7.29.2016
POSTED BY: Lynette Walker

You are never forgotten!!!

You are never forgotten!!!
Time moves forward and please know you will never be forgotten! Thank you for your sacrifice and for choosing me to be your high school sweetheart. You set the bar high!! I'll never forget you asking me to dance at the National Guard Armory in CG when I was just 15. And for spending so many nights on our phones talking when our parents tried to pull us apart. We were there for each other. I've yet to find another beautiful gentleman soul like yours! Thank you for protecting our country and those wounded soldiers all those years ago. The times we spent sharing our cherry cokes at the drug store counter after school and for sneaking outside your house just to hold my hand before my Theta Rho meetings which were held so close to your house. Gone too soon for I will always believe God would have eventually put us back together !!!! You will always stand next to my little brother as the brightest of stars from above!! I miss the heart and soul of you and will be forever blessed by your presence in my life!!
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