Herman, Lawrence John, III, 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, 223rd Aviation Battalion/61st Assault Helicopter Company
Service Years
1968 - 1970

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Chief Warrant Officer 2



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1950
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ozark
Last Address
Ozark

Casualty Date
May 07, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Pleiku
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens - Ozark, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
11W 124

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 Unit Assignments
Rotary Wing Aviator Course, Fort Rucker, AL268th Aviation Battalion1st Aviation Brigade223rd Aviation Battalion/61st Assault Helicopter Company
  1968-1969, Rotary Wing Aviator Course, Fort Rucker, AL
  1969-1969, Rotary Wing Aviator Course, Fort Rucker, AL
  1969-1970, 100B, 268th Aviation Battalion
  1969-1970, 100B, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1969-1970, 223rd Aviation Battalion/61st Assault Helicopter Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1970 Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Status: Killed In Action....... while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Flight class: 69-11/69-13
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16396
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 06/18/1969
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
This record was last updated on 06/20/1992

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16396
Incident number: 70050707.KIA
UTM grid coordinates: YA719417
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )

Crew Members:
AC WO1 HERMAN LAWRENCE JOHN III KIA
P WO1 SHEPPARD ROBERT PORTER KIA
CE SP5 PEYTON WILLIAM ALLEN KIA
G SP4 SHAW JOHN A RES

Passengers and/or other participants:
PFC BARBER RICHARD JOSEPH, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 BEBO WAYNE RICHARD, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 KANGAS ARTHUR NELSON, AR, PX, KIA
SGT MCCARTHY JOHN JOSEPH, AR, PX, KIA


War Story:
The following exerpt comes from the 61st AHC History for May 1970: "The loss of one aircraft and its four crewmen, three KIA and one WIA, plus the loss of five 4th Infantry Division passengers prevents this month from being one of our best. Combat experienced A/C, WO1 Lawrence J. Herman III, Pilot WO1 Robert P. Sheppard, and Crewchief, SP5 William A. Peyton were killed in action when their UH-1H crashed during a Cambodian mission. Door-gunner, SP4 John A. Shaw was critically injured in the crash and is presently recuperating in CONUS. The officers and men of the 61st mourn the loss of their good friends and comrades and offer wishes of a speedy recovery to SP4 Shaw."

This record was last updated on 10/08/2007

 


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Date posted on this site: 01/22/2013

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Per VHPA records:
WO Herman was posthumously promoted to CW2
   
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