This page pays tribute to the soldiers who gave their life in service to their country.
There were many men and women who served in Viet Nam. All gave something of themselves. Some gave more than others... their life. There is no speech... there is no monument... there is no web page... that can provide adequate tribute to that sacrifice. The closest we can come to paying homage to such a great sacrifice is by never forgetting. You may be gone... but I for one will never forget.
In an email Bill McElwee wrote...
"I was on the MGF mission when the bird-dog John was in went down. I'm not sure where the flight originated. The bird-dog made contact with us and was doing some recon of the area for bad guys. He passed over head of us and we heard the engine fail and then the crash as the plane hit the trees. We climbed to the site of the crash to find almost nothing of the plane, it was consumed by an intense fire. John and the pilot were both killed."