Mezera, Terry Francis, WO1

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Last Rank
Warrant Officer 1
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
100B-Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 100B, 1st Aviation Brigade
Service Years
- 1971

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1


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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1949
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Eau Claire
Last Address
Eau Claire

Casualty Date
Jan 16, 1971
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
05W 050

 Official Badges 

1st Aviation Brigade


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1971, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
214th Aviation Battalion164th Aviation Group1st Aviation Brigade
  1970-1971, 100B, 214th Aviation Battalion
  1970-1971, 100B, 164th Aviation Group
  1970-1971, 100B, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  1968-1969, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

WO1 Terry F. Mezera, along with the crew of his helicopter, were shot down over Cambodia while assisting the 5th Special Forces.  WO1 Mezera was the only casualty.

He was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Altoona, Wisconsin .  He was survived by his parents Frank and Betty Mezera.  Find A Grave Memorial:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Mezera&GSfn=Terry&GSbyrel
=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=19755067&df=all&


WO1 Mezera was a 1967 graduate of North High School in Eau Claire, Wisconsin where he played football and wrestled.  He later attended the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire.  In 2011 the memorial bench and plaque that had been placed at the university were moved to North High School because of planned changes to the university campus.

 

 

   
Comments/Citation

Sources:

http://www.virtualwall.org/dm/MezeraTF01a.htm

http://www.flyarmy.org/incident/71011625KIA.HTM

http://www.armyaircrews.com/huey_nam_71.html

http://www.135ahc.net/slicks/2nd_platoon.htm

http://www.leadertelegram.com/blogs/eric_lindquist/article_fdbdf53c-0a57-11e1-b239-001cc4c002e0.html

http://www.wkow.com/Global/story.asp?S=9325418

 

   
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