Zappini, Joseph Vincent, Jr., 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
Transportation Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 100B, 11th Aviation Battalion/128th Aviation Company
Service Years
1968 - 1969

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1

One Overseas Service Bar

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Orlando , FL
Last Address
Orlando , FL

Casualty Date
Jun 04, 1969
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Bien Hoa (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Woodlawn Memorial Park - Gotha, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
23W 069

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
11th Aviation Battalion11th Aviation Battalion/128th Aviation Company12th Aviation Group1st Aviation Brigade
  1968-1969, 100B, 11th Aviation Battalion
  1968-1969, 100B, 11th Aviation Battalion/128th Aviation Company
  1968-1969, 100B, 12th Aviation Group
  1968-1969, 100B, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified


Daniel  Tookmanian
flight school classmate
1727 Woodviolet Drive Orlando Fl 32824 America
Flight School Friend
Vinnie, we met at Fort Polk for basic training and then went on to Wolters and Rucker as well. We had to split up when our Viet Nam assignments came and then I returned to New York State when my hitch was over. Eleven years went by and I moved to Florida and tried to look you up. That is when I found out your fate. Last spring the moving wall memorial was in Orlando and I went to see it and pay my respects. As I knelt in front of the panel with your name on it I became aware of people standing behind me. As I moved aside I asked who they were looking for and to my amazement it was you as well. The man (Dan) said he was your classmate at Edgewater High School. The wall was on display for a week and yet the two of us showed up at your name at the same moment in time. I felt as if you had a hand in arranging this encounter. Rest in peace my friend you are remembered always.
Oct 19, 2012
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