Perron, Normand Paul, WO1

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Last Rank
Warrant Officer 1
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
062B-Helicopter Pilot Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 57th Aviation Company (AHC)
Service Years
1966 - 1969


Warrant Officer 1

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Glen Burnie
Last Address
Glen Burnie

Casualty Date
Feb 16, 1969
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Kontum (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Augusta Memorial Park - Waynesboro, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
32W 047

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1st Aviation Brigade

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
57th Aviation Company (AHC)
  1968-1969, 57th Aviation Company (AHC)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
WO1 Papale and WO1 Norman Perron, pilots of UH-1D (tail number 66-16091), were killed while trying to insert an LRRP team in an LZ one mile northeast of Polei Kleng, west of Kontum. Following being hit by enemy fire, WO Perron had radioed on climb out that the controls were erratic. The aircraft then began a slow spiral descent, it crashed and burst into flames upon impact. All four of the crewmembers were killed as were 4 LRRP team members aboard

Those lost:

Crew Members:
WO1 Arthur Papale (AC)
WO1 Normand Perron (P)
SP4 Rick Oliver (CE)
SP4 Larry Alcos (G)A
Lee Westbrook

Served in same flight platoon
WO1 Norm Perron was one of the finest pilots I have ever flown with. He had a natural ability, an easy going manner, and one of the best control touches I have ever know. His judgement was without question. However, he did not like being on the ground. Like his classmate in Pre-Flight, I too watched the casualty reports in the newspaper. I shall never forget the evening I read Norm's name on that list. Never before or since have I been so enraged. I had to leave my house to keep from freightening my family. When I went back for my second tour my formost thought was to exact revenge for Norm's life, and the lives of several other of my mates, and I did. It was a long time ago and thankfully I have mellowed considerably. On the wall of my office hangs a rubbing of Norm's name from the Vietnam Memorial.
Wednesday, July 07, 1999

Harry Perfin
Roommate in Preflight at Fort Wolters, Texas.
5070 Pring Drive
Cross Lanes ,WV 25313 USA
One Month
Pre-flight training was for one month. We spent it together because of our names- Perr-Perf. The cubicle we shared was small. You "rigged" the brass light so we could turn it odd and on by touching a wire under the table. I remember that light flickering off and in during a stand-by inspection. I "busted" out of flight school at Ft. Ruckers. Had a Military Police MOS. Spent a tour with the 720th at Long Binh. I would check the casualty list in the Stars and Stripes, especially the WOs. You were the first and the last. Never checked after that. I miss the excitement of Flight School. I miss the men I knew then. Fond memories.
Tuesday, May 11, 1999
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