Brown, Barry Lee, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
67N10-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 67N10, 101st Aviation Group
Service Years
1969 - 1971

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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1952
 
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Home Town
Hialeah
Last Address
Hialeah

Casualty Date
Oct 17, 1971
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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02W 041

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 Unit Assignments
A Company, 101st Aviation Battalion101st Aviation Group
  1970-1971, 67N10, A Company, 101st Aviation Battalion
  1970-1971, 67N10, 101st Aviation Group
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I miss you BARRY LEE BROWN:
There is hardly a day that goes by that I don't think of you. To this day I regret not giving you a hug as you left for your mission. But we all know back then ?Comanchero?s Didn?t Hug? I have cried so much over loosing you. For years I felt so guilty that I came home and you didn?t. Then I decided to live my life as it was for you. I will never forget you Barry and I hope that we will be Pals again in Heaven?because we both have spent our time in Hell. Paul Cauley, Posted by: Paul Cauley, bestpatioman@yahoo.com
 

Paul Cauley
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Best Friends, In Vietnam
513, S., Mitthoeffer Rd., Indianapolis, IN., 46239, USA
You are not Forgotten

Barry and I served together as Crew Members, with 'The Comancheros,' and we were due to come home to the world, about the same time. We had made many plans of all the things, we we're going to do together. I was with Barry, when he was called out to go on a 'NightHawk Mission,' how was I to know, that would be the LAST TIME, I would see my friend alive. Barry, I think of you almost everyday, for you were such a good friend, to me. I get by each day knowing that someday, I will join you where the skies, are always clear and we will never have another bad day. Until then, you will always be in my thoughts. Paul Cauley, Comancheros, R.V.N., 1970-1971
Sep 23, 2007

 

Helicopter UH-1H 67-19497


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-19497
The Army purchased this helicopter 1168
Total flight hours at this point: 00002385
Date: 10/17/1971
Incident number: 711017051ACD Accident case number: 711017051 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: A/101 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Camp Eagle in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 5 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 3
costing 580945
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P 1LT WEBB ROBERT MITCHELL JR KIA
P WO1 SEARING JACK EDWARD KIA
CE SGT BARRINGTON ALVIS T JR KIA
G SP4 BROWN BARRY LEE KIA
CE SP5 DEPREO WALLACE JOSEPH KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
UNK, MS, G
UNK, LCO, G


Accident Summary:

 AT APPROXIMATELY 2040 HOURS ON THE 17TH OF OCTOBER 1971, ^A COMPANY, 101ST AVIATION BATTALION^ WAS ALERTED FOR A FLARE MISSION. AT THAT TIME THEIR STANDBY CREW WAS SCRAMBLED. AFTER LIFT-OFF FROM CAMP EAGLE THE FLARESHIP PROCEEDED TO FIRE SUPPORT BASE (FSB) BIRMINGHAM UNDER GCA RADAR CONTROL. AT FSB BIRMINGHAM THE FLARESHIP, WORKING IN CONJUCTION WITH THE NIGHTHAWK AIRCRAFT, ORBITED FOR ABOUT 15 TO 20 MINUTES. BECAUSE OF A DELAY IN THE PLANNED ARTILLERY SUPPORT PLUS THE FACT THAT NIGHTHAWK WAS GETTING LOW ON FUEL, BOTH AIRCRAFT RETURNED TO CAMP EAGLE. AT APPROXIMATELY 2130 HOURS AFTER BOTH AIRCRAFT REFUELED THEY RETURNED TO ORBIT OVER FSB BIRMINGHAM. THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED TO ORBIT IN THIS MANNER FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. AFTER THE ARTILLERY CEASED FIRING NIGHTHAWK CONTINUED WITH HIS RECONNAISSANCE MISSION. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, IN BEGINNING HIS FLARE DROP MISSION, THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER LOST CONTORL OF HIS FLARESHIP PROBABLY DUE TO A SUDDEN HEAVY RAIN SHOWER THAT CUT VISABILITY TO ALMOST ZERO. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE FLARESHIP CRASHED. AT THAT TIME, APPROXIMATELY 2204, THE NIGHTHAWK AIRCRAFT RETURNED TO CAMP EAGLE.\\


War Story:
The Nighthawk aircraft was 68-16341 which returned to base.

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