Dees, Jerry Richard, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
67N10-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 57th Assault Helicopter Company
Service Years
1969 - 1969

Private First Class


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Home State
Arizona
Arizona
Year of Birth
1950
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Phoenix
Last Address
Phoenix

Casualty Date
Jul 27, 1969
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Kontum (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery - Phoenix, Arizona
Wall/Plot Coordinates
20W 055

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   1969-1969, 67N10, 52nd Aviation Battalion

Private First Class
From Month/Year
April / 1969
To Month/Year
July / 1969
Unit
52nd Aviation Battalion Unit Page
Rank
Private First Class
MOS
67N10-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Location
Not Specified
Country/State
Kontum (Vietnam)
 
 
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 52nd Aviation Battalion Details

52nd Aviation Battalion
Constituted 31 May 1940 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 204th Quartermaster Battalion. Activated 10 June 1942 at Compton, California. Redesignated 1 July 1942 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 204th Quartermaster Gas Supply Battalion. Reorganized and redesignated 10 December 1943 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 204th Quartermaster Battalion, Mobile. Inactivated 13 October 1945 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. Converted and redesignated 1 August 1946 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 204th Transportation Corp Truck Battalion, and activated at Fort Benning, Georgia. Redesignated 20 May 1947 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 204th Transportation Truck Battalion. Reorganized and redesignated 16 May 1949 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 52d Transportation Truck Battalion. Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1954 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 52d Transportation Battalion. Inactivated 10 May 1955 in Japan Redesignated 14 October 1955 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 52d Transportation Battalion. Activated 7 November at Fort Brag, North Carolina. Converted and redesignated 22 December 1962 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 52d Aviation Battalion. Reorganized and redesignated 25 January 1965 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 52d Aviation Battalion. Reorganized and redesignated 25 November 1968 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 52d Aviation Battalion. The 52d Aviation Battalion deployed from Fort Ord, California to Pleiku, Republic of Vietnam (RVN) in February 1963. Its base, Camp Holloway, named in honor of WO1 Charles Holloway, a member of the Battalion who was killed in action 22 December 1962, just two months earlier. Initially, the Battalion provided support to the II Corps Highlands, with emphasis on support of MACV advisors, ARVN and CDIG forges. With the escalation of the Vietnam War in 1965, the 4th Infantry Division and 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, were deployed in the Central Highlands, and since arrival, have received the Majority of the 52d Battalion's aviation assets. The 52d participated in all of the major operations conducted in the II Corps Highlands area, including the battle of Plei Me, DuCo, and the Ira Drang Valley Campaign. The unit was awarded the Valorous Unit Citation for heroic actions in the battle of Plei Me. During the Fall of 1965, the 52d Battalion set innumerable flying and maintenance records and has performed every conceivable type of aviation mission. Its mission was to provide support to US Forces, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces and Free World Forces operating in the II Corps area, with priority to the 4th Infantry Division. In February 1967, the 52d Combat Aviation Battalion was officially designated the "Flying Dragons". From January to February 1968 the Battalion participated in TET Offensive 1968. In 1968 the Battalion participated in the operations at Dak To and Ben Het. In 1969, they provided the major aviation support at Dak To again, Bu Prang, and Ben Het. In 1970, the unit stopped and broke the NVA siege at Dak Seang, then spearheaded the northeastern Cambodian operation. From 1970 till its return to the United States on 28 April 1972, the 52d CAB continued to provide aviation assets in support of the units in Vietnam.
Type
Air Unit
Existing/Disbanded
Deactivated
Parent Unit
Aviation Units
Strength
Battalion
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Mar 12, 2019
   
   
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105 Members Also There at Same Time
52nd Aviation Battalion

Plate, James Richard, SP 5, (1968-1969) AV 67N10 Specialist 5
Williamson, Donald Lee, SP 5, (1967-1969) AV 67N10 Specialist 5
Becerra, Rudy Morales, SSG, (1969-1970) AV 67N10 Specialist 4
Gray, Gerald Dan, SP 4, (1968-1970) AV 67N10 Specialist 4
Reed, Ralph Eugene, SP 4, (1968-1970) AV 67N10 Specialist 4
Huntley, John Norman, PFC, (1969-1969) AV 67N10 Private First Class
Alcos, Larry Melvin, SP 4, (1968-1969) TC 67A Specialist 4
Mixter, Wilbur, LTC, (1957-1971) AV 15D Lieutenant Colonel
Miller, Terry, MAJ, (1963-1984) AV 1981 Major
O'Donnell, Michael Davis, MAJ, (1966-1970) AV 1981 Captain
Carr, James Allen, 1LT, (1967-1969) AV 1981 First Lieutenant
Davis, Edward Thomson, CW2, (1967-1969) AV 100E Chief Warrant Officer 2
Devaney, Brian John, CW2, (1968-1970) AV 100E Chief Warrant Officer 2
Pierce, Robert Livingston, WO1, (1968-1970) AV 100B Warrant Officer 1
Roussell, Ralph S, WO1, (1968-1970) AV 100B Warrant Officer 1
Brown, Larry Allen, SGT, (1967-1969) OD 63B10 Sergeant
Lewis, Harold St Clair, SP 5, (1966-1969) AV 67V Specialist 5
Pendergrass, Harry, SP 5, (1967-1970) AG 71H10 Specialist 5
Stewart, Steve, SP 5, (1968-1970) AG 71A Specialist 5
Bates, Carl Calvin, SP 4, (1968-1969) AV 67A Specialist 4
McGhee, James, SP 4, (1968-1971) EN 01C Specialist 4
Tafoya, John Olivio, SP 4, (1968-1969) AV 67A Specialist 4
Gage, Donald, SFC, (1958-1978) Staff Sergeant
Schiffhauer, John Charles, SP 5, (1965-1969) Specialist 5
Van Ellis, Peter, SP 5, (1967-1970) AV Specialist 5
Gay, Alvin Leon, SP 4, (1968-1969) Specialist 4
Ginn, Michael Patrick, SP 4, (1969-1970) Specialist 4
Kennedy, James Edward, SSG, (1968-1974) Specialist 4
Kuhnke, William Andrew, CPT, (1966-1969) Captain
Daugherty, Thomas Lee Roy, SSG, (1965-1969) Staff Sergeant
Lively, Warren, SP 4, (1969-1970) Specialist 4
119th Assault Helicopter Company

Plate, James Richard, SP 5, (1968-1969) AV 67N10 Specialist 5
Williamson, Donald Lee, SP 5, (1967-1969) AV 67N10 Specialist 5
Williamson, Donald Lee, SP 5, (1967-1969) AV 67N10 Specialist 5
Aderholt, Henry Lester, SGT, (1968-1970) TC 67A Sergeant
Badostain, Timothy Ernest, SP 4, (1967-1969) TC 67A Specialist 4
Wilenski, Stanley, SP 4, (1969-1970) TC 67N20 Specialist 4
Bonthuis, Michael, CPT, (1966-1972) AR 1210 Captain
Kuhnke, William Andrew, CPT, (1966-1969) AV 1981 Captain
Paine, Robert, CPT, (1966-1973) EN 1221 Captain
Davis, Edward Thomson, CW2, (1967-1969) AV 100E Chief Warrant Officer 2
Roussell, Ralph S, WO1, (1968-1970) AV 100B Warrant Officer 1
Seaton, James, SFC, (1963-1983) AV 67Y10 Sergeant First Class
Beliawsky, Robert, SP 5, (1968-1971) AV 67N20 Specialist 5
Curran, Mike, SP 5, (1967-1970) AV 68G Specialist 5
Humphries, Fred, SP 5, (1969-1971) AV 67N20 Specialist 5
Hensey, Lawrence Louis, SP 4, (1969-1970) AV 67A Specialist 4
Kent, Robert, SP 4, (1967-1970) AV 67R Specialist 4
Lively, Warren, SP 4, (1969-1970) AV 67A Specialist 4
Reber, Mike, SP 4, (1968-1971) AV 67N20 Specialist 4
Rivera-Pagan, Eduardo, SP 4, (1968-1969) QM 76W Specialist 4
Mcintyre, Patrick, SP 4, (1966-1969) TC Specialist 4
Kilpatrick, Robert, SP 5, (1967-1970) IM Specialist 5
Schiffhauer, John Charles, SP 5, (1965-1969) Specialist 5
Broadston, Scotty Ray, SP 4, (1969-1970) Specialist 4
Clemens, Alfred, CW3 Chief Warrant Officer 2
Grover, Robert John, SP 5, (1967-1969) Specialist 5
Schiffhauer, John Charles, SP 5, (1965-1969) Specialist 5
Wharton, Earl, SP 5, (1968-1970) Specialist 5

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