Barthelme, Albert Lewis, Jr., CW2

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Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 2
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
100B-Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 100B, 170th Assault Helicopter Company
Service Years
1968 - 1970

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Chief Warrant Officer 2


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Home State
Maryland
Maryland
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Towson
Last Address
Towson

Casualty Date
Apr 15, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Kontum (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens - Timonium, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
11W 005

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 Unit Assignments
1st Aviation Brigade170th Assault Helicopter Company 52nd Aviation Battalion
  1969-1970, 100B, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1969-1970, 100B, 170th Assault Helicopter Company
  1969-1970, 100B, 170th Assault Helicopter Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
WO1 Barthelme was killed aboard his UH-1H (tail number 68-16203) during the battle of Dak Seang.


For full battle account, read "Dak Seang" at right ....

.......Miraculously, neither Miller nor Barthelme was wounded or injured in the crash. Al Barthelme being on the low side of the aircraft, escaped the bird through the shattered chin bubble, with Roger Miller following suit.

Bivens, out of ammunition, left the bomb crater and ran to the wreckage as soon as it came to rest to help with survivors of the crash. As he approached, Al Barthelme was shot several times in the back and fell. Miller grabbed Barthelme and drug him away from the helicopter to the side of the hill below the crater. Miller then took up a position along the side of the hill between a bomb crater where the ARVN soldiers had run to, and Al Barthelme. Davis ran to where Barthelme lay and the two lay flat as gunfire continued to sweep across the hillside...... 

......With each rescue attempt someone would fly over the LZ, and each time the men would wave, including Al Barthelme. By late morning though, Al had stopped waving and was now laying still, dying from his wounds.


 
   
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