Sprewell, John Spurgeon, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 1981, 1st Aviation Brigade
Service Years
1967 - 1970

Aviation

Captain



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Carrollton
Last Address
Carrollton

Casualty Date
May 19, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Dinh Tuong (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Salem Baptist Church Cemetery - Carroll County, Georgia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
10W 067

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1970, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
U.S. Army135th Aviation Company (AHC)1st Aviation Brigade
  1968-1968, Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course (BSNCOC)
  1969-1970, 1981, 135th Aviation Company (AHC)
  1969-1970, 1981, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Capt. Sprewell was the co-pilot of a team of guns working the vicinity of Cai Ba, RVN on 19 May 70.  The wing ship received multiple  hits and had to disengage from the .51 caliber fire. 

Capt. Sprewell moved to attack the site with rockets when his ship took multiple hits causing this aircraft, a UH-1C (# 66-00527) to crash. 

Capt Sprewell and his three crewmen were killed.
   
Comments/Citation
Note:  As a 2nd Lt, he was a XO at the  NCOC Academy at Fort Benning, Georgia, ending in June 1968, Class 26-68.
   
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