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To: Billie; All
In memory of my fellow Vietnam helicopter pilots who were killed in that war the following were lost on NOV 11. Todays losses are especially poignant on since they fell on Veterans Day. God bless them all.

1966 MAJ William F. Callinan -- 170 AHC 52 CAB, Age 36, Bangor, Maine
1966 CPT Milton F. Smith -- 170 AHC 52 CAB, Age 25, Dania, Florida
1966 CPT John J. Livingston -- 117 AHC, Age 26, Cedar Hill, Missouri
1966 WO1 Terrence M. Rooney -- 117 AHC, Age 22, Denver, Colorado
1966 CPT Walter R. Speare III -- 119 AHC, Age 24, Bedford, Oregon
1966 1LT Dee W. Stone Jr. -- 119 AHC, Age 23, Forest Hill, New York

In memory of WO1 Terrence M. Rooney -- 117 AHC: KIA, South Vietnam.

Always smiling
Terry was one of our newest pilots at the Dragon Flight, 55th. Avn. Co., Yoido Island, K-16 Korea. I remember him as always smiling and saw him off in a taxi as he departed the 55th. for a leave before his deployment to Vietnam. I will always remember him. His smiling face looking back from the taxi as he departed will always remain in my memory.
Jesse Shannon -- Friend in the 55th Avn Co Korea


Unit patch of the 117 Assault Helicopter Company "Warlords".


A pair of 117th AHC "Annies"

IN THE SHADOW OF THE BLADE

SCOUTS OUT!

2 posted on 11/11/2002 6:22:28 AM PST by ladtx
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To: ladtx
I'm just sure those "annies" were named after me!
12 posted on 11/11/2002 6:38:31 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: ladtx; Billie; veteran

Sunrise over rice paddies

17 posted on 11/11/2002 7:04:49 AM PST by lodwick
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To: ladtx
MAJ William F. Callinan: CPT Milton F. Smith; CPT John J. Livingston; WO1 Terrence M. Rooney;CPT Walter R. Speare III; 1LT Dee W. Stone Jr. - Rest in Peace and thank you from a grateful nation.


25 posted on 11/11/2002 7:18:26 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: ladtx; COB1
Thank you for your service. Happy Veterans Day...(Hope you are lurking COBy)...


27 posted on 11/11/2002 7:22:10 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: ladtx



To those 6 Lives Lost in 1966
We will remember you





38 posted on 11/11/2002 7:50:14 AM PST by Billie
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To: ladtx
Attention on Deck!

Present Arms!

1966 MAJ William F. Callinan -- 170 AHC 52 CAB, Age 36, Bangor, Maine
1966 CPT Milton F. Smith -- 170 AHC 52 CAB, Age 25, Dania, Florida
1966 CPT John J. Livingston -- 117 AHC, Age 26, Cedar Hill, Missouri
1966 WO1 Terrence M. Rooney -- 117 AHC, Age 22, Denver, Colorado
1966 CPT Walter R. Speare III -- 119 AHC, Age 24, Bedford, Oregon
1966 1LT Dee W. Stone Jr. -- 119 AHC, Age 23, Forest Hill, New York

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47 posted on 11/11/2002 8:01:46 AM PST by Diver Dave
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To: ladtx
Thank you for your military service, ladtx, and for what you do here every day. You are appreciated.

Hello to Mrs. ladtx and the entire ladtx clan. Families of our veterans deserve appreciation this day also. :-)

135 posted on 11/11/2002 1:07:26 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: ladtx
Thank you for your tribute and nice photos. When they fly the last BlackHawk to the A/C boneyard, they will fly away from it in a UH-1H Iroquois, (or maybe a 'Mike' model with a 540 rotorhead and French TOW subsystems installed - just to look pretty mind you.

I was a crewchief on our unit's backup C and C ship. Roteorhead pilots are a unique breed of aviators. Unlike fixed wing A/C, they do not merely want to fly with a little forward motion. Fixed wing pilots can afford to be expansive and carefree.

Helicopter pilots in a ship using conflicting forces counteracting each other to produce flight are generally more conservative, and much better listeners for wrong sounds and better seatof the pants flyers. It pays with helicopters to know just what the bird is doing when airborne.

Have a great veteran's day, and your friends who never made it home have my most heartfelt salute.

159 posted on 11/11/2002 2:14:33 PM PST by Glutton
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To: ladtx
I woke up this morning to hear my favorite Billy Ray Cyrus song on the radio, "Some Gave All", it seems appropriate here.

All gave some,
Some gave all.
Some stood true
For the red white and blue,
And some had to fall.
If you ever think of me,
Think of all your liberties,
And recall,
Some gave all.

187 posted on 11/11/2002 4:28:09 PM PST by JavaTheHutt
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