Cummings, Charles Henry, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
67A-Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 67A, 1st Aviation Brigade
Service Years
1968 - 1970

Specialist 4



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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1951
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Attleboro
Last Address
Hadley

Casualty Date
Mar 12, 1970
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Phuoc Tuy (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
13W 115

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Aviation Badge (Basic)
Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
128th Aviation Company1st Aviation Brigade
  1969-1970, 67A, 128th Aviation Company
  1969-1970, 67A, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Charles was killed in a crash while flying as door gunner on a UH1 aircraft.

In VIetnam, he served with 128th Assault Helicopter Company, 11th Aviation Battalion, 12th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade. He was killed near FSB Rhode Island due to engine failure during take off of his UH-1D (tail number 66-01207). All 4 crewmen and 9 Army passengers were killed.

Crew Members:
WO1 Leonard D. Cunningham (AC)
WO1 Jay T. Dandurand (P)
SP4 Gary D. McNicol (CE)
SP4 Charles H. Cummings (G)

Passengers and/or other participants:
PFC Lester V. Cafiero, Jr.
PFC Aaron L. Darr
SGT Jose O. Garcia
CPL Terry E. Guenther
PFC Walter J. Hampton
SGT Edward W. Holmes
PFC Oline J. Leonard
SP4 Ronny D. Shattuck
SP4 Veney E. Thompson

He was buried in Plainville, Cemetery, Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
   
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Manuel Pino  B/2/8th Cav,1st Cav 68-69
mpjr54@msn. com
Fellow Army Vietnam Brother
128th AHC/11th Avn Bn/12th Avn Grp, 1st Avn Bde

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings, Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things. You have not dreamed of wheeled and soared and swung, high in the sunlit silence, hov''ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air. Up, up the long delirious, burning blue I''ve topped the windswept heights with easy grace, where never lark, or even eagle flew, and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod the high untrespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand and touched the face of God. By John G. Magee, Jr.
Sep 22, 2008

 
manny   g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
�??You are Remembered�??
Peace and condolence to the family and friends. �??He which hath no stomach, to this fight, let him depart. But we in it, shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.�?? Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless you, for your Sacrifice!!!
Mar 12, 2007

 
Albert Cummings
cummings@mtdata.com
brother
9, K, Street, Turners Falls, Ma., 01376-1408, USA
My Brother, We all miss you
It's been, 32, years, since we, lost you and it, seems like yesterday. I think, about you, every day and wonder, what you would, be like today? you are, my hero. You may have been, the middle child, out of five and me, being the oldest, but you are and always will be, my hero. We all love you, Your brother, Al :)
Sunday, April 21, 2002

   
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