Information About Our Lost Blackhawk and Crusader Brothers

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Some Statistics About The Heroes That Died

Age Number
Died
Religious
 Denomination
Number
Died
18 1 Roman Catholic 20
19 5 Baptist 5
20 14 Methodist 3
21 3 Mormon 1
22 5 Protestant 8
23 3 Episcopal - Anglican 2
24 2 Lutheran & Missouri Synod 1
25 5 Presbyterian 2
27 1 Church of Christ 1
28 2 TOTAL 43
29 1
31 1
TOTAL 43

 

Marital Status of those who died

Married

Single
19 24

 

Please note that the last item for each name is the "Wall" location of the persons name.

CPT Ellis Miller Bailey

CAPT - O3 - Army - Regular
27 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Mar 17, 1940
From ITASCA, TEXAS
Length of service 4 years.
His tour of duty began on Apr 28, 1967
Casualty was on Oct 11, 1967 in GIA DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion CHURCH OF CHRIST
Panel 27E - - Line 87

PFC Charles Douglas Blair

PFC - E3 - Army - Regular
1st AVN BDE
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Feb 15, 1950
From ORLANDO, FLORIDA
His tour of duty began on Jan 12, 1970
Casualty was on May 14, 1970 in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion BAPTIST
Panel 10W - - Line 38

SP4 James Gregory Brady

SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular
1st AVN BDE
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jan 28, 1948
From SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Apr 03, 1968
Casualty was on Nov 27, 1968 in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion PROTESTANT
Panel 38W - - Line 71

SGT Daniel Scanlon Brooker

SGT - E4 - Army - Regular
1st AVN BDE
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Sep 19, 1951
From NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FLORIDA
His tour of duty began on May 09, 1971
Casualty was on Nov 15, 1971 in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 02W - - Line 67

SGT Luis Hector Campos

SGT - E4 - Army - Regular
1st AVN BDE
22 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Apr 13, 1949
From MEADOW, TEXAS
His tour of duty began on Dec 14, 1970
Casualty was on Sep 27, 1971 in PHUOC LONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 02W - - Line 27

SGT  Jerome Dee Chandler

SGT - E5 - Army - Regular
1st AVN BDE
24 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Nov 20, 1944
From NORFOLK, NEBRASKA
Length of service 6 years.
His tour of duty began on Apr 15, 1968
Casualty was on Nov 27, 1968 SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion PROTESTANT
Panel 38W - - Line 73

SGT John Andrew Charnoplosky

SGT - E4 - Army - Regular
1st AVN BDE
18 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Dec 31, 1952
From FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA
His tour of duty began on Apr 25, 1971
Casualty was on Nov 15, 1971 in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 02W - - Line 67

SP4 Joseph Leonard Colotti

SP4 - E4 - Army - Reserve
1st AVN BDE
19 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Feb 2, 1948
From GLEN FALLS, NY
His tour of duty began on Sep 13, 1966
Casualty was on Apr 19, 1967 in VINH LONG PROVINCE, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, DIED OF OTHER CAUSES
Body was recovered
Religion ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 18E - - Line 48

CW2 Howard Brisbane Comer

CWO - W2 - Army - Reserve
1st AVN BDE
24 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jun 04, 1945
From JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Length of service 4 years.
His tour of duty began on Nov 24, 1969
Casualty was on Nov 24, 1969 in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - PILOT 
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion EPISCOPAL, ANGLICAN
Panel 16W - - Line 115

SP5 David De Witt Creel

SP5 - E5 - Army - Regular
1st AVN BDE
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on May 12, 1948
From LONG BEACH, MISSISSIPPI
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Mar 03, 1968
Casualty was on Nov 27, 1968 in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion BAPTIST
Panel 38W - - Line 72

CPT Thomas Albert Derosier

CAPT - O3 - Army - Reserve
28 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jul 20, 1938
From FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS
Length of service 6 years.
His tour of duty began on Feb 19, 1967
Casualty was on Jul 07, 1967 in SOUTH VIETNAM
Non-Hostile, died missing
HELICOPTER - NON-CREW, AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 23E - - Line 27

WO1 Allen Eugene Duneman

WO - W1 - Army - Reserve
25 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jan 19, 1943
From MAGNOLIA, IOWA
Length of service 6 years.
His tour of duty began on May 03, 1968
Casualty was on Nov 27, 1968 in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - PILOT AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion LUTHERAN & MISSOURI SYNOD
Panel 38W - - Line 73

WO1 Stephen John Eckle

CWO - W1 - Army - Reserve
25 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Feb 18, 1943
From COLUMBUS, OHIO
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Jul 14, 1967
Casualty was on Apr 12, 1968 in BINH DUONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion PROTESTANT
Panel 49E - - Line 30

SP5 Clyde Sampson Evans

SP5 - E5 - Army - Regular
1st AVN BDE
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Mar 21, 1949
From PORTSMOUTH, OHIO
Length of service 2 years.
His tour of duty began on Sep 26, 1967
Casualty was on May 21, 1969 in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion BAPTIST
Panel 24W - - Line 65

WO1 John Francis Fitzgerald

CWO - W1 - Army - Reserve
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on May 20, 1947
From NORWOOD, MASSACHUSETTS
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Jun 12, 1967
Casualty was on Apr 12, 1968 in BINH DUONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 49E - - Line 32

SP4 Fredrick Harry Frazer

SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular
1st AVN BDE
21 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jun 21, 1947
From WICKENBURG, ARIZONA
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on May 20, 1968
Casualty was on Nov 27, 1968 in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 38W - - Line 72

SP5 William John Johnson

SP5 - E5 - Army - Regular
1st AVN BDE
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jan 23, 1951
From SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA
His tour of duty began on Jun 13, 1969
Casualty was on Feb 12, 1971 in CAMBODIA
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion
BAPTIST - SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION
Panel 05W - - Line 99

SP4 James Randall Jones Jr.

SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular
1st AVN BDE
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Apr 19, 1949
From LEAVENWORTH, WASHINGTON
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Jun 13, 1969
Casualty was on Nov 24, 1969 in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion PRESBYTERIAN
Panel 16W - - Line 118

SP4 Roy Douglas Jordan

SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular
1st AVN BDE
19 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Feb 11, 1951
From LOGANSPORT, INDIANA
His tour of duty began on Oct 25, 1969
Casualty was on Dec 27, 1970
in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion PRESBYTERIAN
Panel 05W - - Line 11

WO1 Steven Dale Karnehm

CWO - W1 - Army - Reserve
1st AVN BDE
22 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Oct 16, 1948
From PIQUA, OHIO
His tour of duty began on Jul 08, 1971
Casualty was on Sep 27, 1971 in PHUOC LONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion PROTESTANT
Panel 02W - - Line 28

CPT Donald Robert Kilpatrick

CAPT - O2 - Army - Reserve
1st AVN BDE
22 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Dec 13, 1946
From BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA
Length of service 2 years.
His tour of duty began on Jan 28, 1969
Casualty was on Sep 02, 1969 in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - PILOT
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 18W - - Line 24

CPT John Julliano Kintaro

CAPT - O3 - Army - Reserve
1st AVN BDE
29 year old Married, Malayan, Male
Born on Apr 24, 1942
From PACIFIC ISLANDS
His tour of duty began on Jul 15, 1971
Casualty was on Sep 27, 1971 in PHUOC LONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - PILOT AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 02W - - Line 28

WO1 Raymond Henry Krug Jr.

WO - W1 - Army - Reserve
1st AVN BDE
19 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Aug 31, 1950
From MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
His tour of duty began on Jan 19, 1970
Casualty was on May 14, 1970 in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - PILOT AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 10W - - Line 41


SGT. Edwin Allen Kudlacek

SGT - E4 - Army - Selective Service
1st AVN BDE
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on May 19, 1951
From OMAHA, NEBRASKA
His tour of duty began on Jan 09, 1971
Casualty was on Sep 28, 1971 in PHUOC LONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non-Hostile, died of illness/injury
HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 02W - - Line 29


CPT Thomas John Larkin II

CAPT - O3 - Army - Reserve
1st AVN BDE
23 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Aug 15, 1946
From STEUBENVILLE, OHIO
His tour of duty began on Aug 23, 1969
Casualty was on May 14, 1970 in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 10W - - Line 41

SGT Dennis Jay Lulofs

SGT - E4 - Army - Selective Service
1st AVN BDE
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Mar 25, 1947
From CLARKSVILLE, MICHIGAN
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on May 22, 1967
Casualty was on Feb 17, 1968 in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died of wounds 
GROUND CASUALTY ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR
Body was recovered
Religion PROTESTANT
Panel 39E - - Line 74

WO1 Gerald David Markland

WO - W1 - Army - Reserve
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jan 06, 1948
From ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
His tour of duty began on Oct 01, 1968
Casualty was on Dec 28, 1968 in BINH DUONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - 
PILOT AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion METHODIST
Panel 36W - - Line 83

WO1 Vincent Patrick Martin Jr.

WO - W1 - Army - Regular
1st AVN BDE
23 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Mar 05, 1948
From MOBILE, ALABAMA
His tour of duty began on Jul 20, 1971
Casualty was on Nov 15, 1971
in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - 
PILOT AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 02W - - Line 68

SP4 Stephen Chester Ponty Jr.

SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular
1st AVN BDE
19 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on May 28, 1949
From MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NEW JERSEY
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Mar 08, 1968
Casualty was on Dec 28, 1968 in BINH DUONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 36W - - Line 86

SP4 Michael Grant Porter

SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service
1st AVN BDE
21 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Aug 26, 1947
From ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Jan 10, 1969
Casualty was on Apr 14, 1969 in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died of wounds GROUND CASUALTY ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR
Body was recovered
Religion ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 27W - - Line 83

CPT Billie Taylor Presson

CAPT - O3 - Army - Regular
28 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on May 02, 1939
From PADUCAH, KENTUCKY
Length of service 4 years.
His tour of duty began on Apr 10, 1967
Casualty was on Sep 20, 1967 in BINH DUONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, OTHER CAUSES
Body was recovered
Religion BAPTIST
Panel 26E - - Line 97

WO1 Thomas Joe Puff

WO - W1 - Army - Reserve
1st AVN BDE
20 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Feb 23, 1951
From GARDEN GROVE, CALIFORNIA
His tour of duty began on Jun 10, 1971
Casualty was on Nov 15, 1971 in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - PILOT AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion PRESBYTERIAN
Panel 02W - - Line 68

1LT August Karl Ritzau

1LT - O2 - Army - Reserve
23 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jul 23, 1945
From CLACKAMAS, OREGON
Length of service 3 years.
His tour of duty began on Aug 27, 1968
Casualty was on Nov 27, 1968
in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion  PROTESTANT
Panel 38W - - Line 78

SP4 Ricardo Ibrahin Romero

SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service
1st AVN BDE
21 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jan 28, 1948
From JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY
His tour of duty began on Feb 25, 1969
Casualty was on Apr 13, 1969 in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR
Body was recovered
Religion ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 27W - - Line 73

* Maj. Charles Edward Sauer

MAJ - O4 - Army - Regular
31 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Aug 10, 1935
From FAIRFIELD, CONNECTICUT
Length of service 8 years.
His tour of duty began on Feb 24, 1967
Casualty was on Jul 07, 1967 SOUTH VIETNAM
Non-Hostile, died missing
HELICOPTER - NONCREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 23E - - Line 31

SGT Kenneth Charles Scruton

SGT - E4 - Army - Selective Service
25 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Mar 28, 1942
From MINEOLA, NEW YORK
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Aug 09, 1967
Casualty was on Jan 05, 1968 in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died while missing
HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion PROTESTANT
Panel 33E - - Line 53

CPT James Garland Siddons

CAPT - O3 - Army - Regular
1st AVN BDE
25 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Feb 13, 1945
From CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
His tour of duty began on Aug 26, 1970
Casualty was on Feb 12, 1971 in CAMBODIA
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MISADVENTURE
Body was recovered
Religion PROTESTANT
Panel 05W - - Line 100

* PFC Paul Joseph Simon

PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service
20 year old Single, Negro, Male
Born on Dec 26, 1946
From ABBEVILLE, LOUISIANA
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Mar 07, 1967
Casualty was on Jul 07, 1967 SOUTH VIETNAM
Non-Hostile, died missing
HELICOPTER - NON-CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 23E - - Line 31



* CPL  Ivra Allen Tatum

CPL - E3 - Army - Selective Service
22 year old Single, Negro, Male
Born on Oct 20, 1944
From STEPHENS, ARKANSAS
His tour of duty began on Mar 26, 1967
Casualty was on Jul 07, 1967 in SOUTH VIETNAM
Non-Hostile, died missing
HELICOPTER - NON-CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion METHODIST
Panel 23E - - Line 32

SP4 Kent Childs Taylor

SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service
1st AVN BDE
20 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jul 18, 1949
From OREM, UTAH
His tour of duty began on Sep 27, 1969
Casualty was on May 14, 1970 in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion LATTER DAY SAINTS, MORMON
Panel 10W - - Line 44


SP5 Harold Allen Tharp Jr

SP5 - E5 - Army - Regular
1st AVN BDE
25 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Feb 23, 1943
From ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO
Length of service 2 years.
His tour of duty began on Mar 08, 1967
Casualty was on Apr 12, 1968 in BINH DUONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion METHODIST
Panel 49E - - Line 37

W01 Charles Chester Wilcox

WO - W1 - Army - Reserve
22 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Dec 04, 1945
From BUFFALO, NEW YORK
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Mar 19, 1967
Casualty was on Dec 07, 1967 in BINH DUONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died while missing
GROUND CASUALTY - GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
Religion ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 31E - - Line 61

SP4 Laurence Atwood Young

SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular
1st AVN BDE
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Oct 15, 1949
From MIAMI, FLORIDA
Length of service 2 years.
His tour of duty began on Sep 30, 1969
Casualty was on Nov 24, 1969 in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion EPISCOPAL, ANGLICAN
Panel 16W - - Line 116

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