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 11.11.2020
POSTED BY: Tim Hollis

Brother-in-law

I come here every year on Veterans Day, the day you left us in 1965. Thank you for loving my sister, Pam. We grew up in difficult circumstances and I was so grateful that you were there for her.
I no longer have your letters but remember our correspondence. I was 16 years old and in the Job Corps in Michigan. You were sweet and kindly and I so looked forward to meeting you. As I read these other tributes tears come to my eyes.
You will always be honored in our memories as a hero, friend and father.
These fifty-five years later have not diminished our sadness or sense of loss.
I would like to hear from any who knew Larry.
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POSTED ON 5.25.2020
POSTED BY: Lynette Walker

I MISS YOU LARRY!!!

Here it is over fifty years later and on Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and April 3rd every year, I think of you,
my high school sweetheart. You were and still are the brightest star in my life. I’ll never forget you, how could I??
Love Always, Lynette
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POSTED ON 8.19.2019

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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