Beals, Ronnie Herbert, WO1

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Last Rank
Warrant Officer 1
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
062B-Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 062B, 2nd Battalion, 20th Artillery Regiment
Service Years
1966 - 1967

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1


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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Currituck County
Last Address
Sacramento, California

Casualty Date
Dec 29, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Austin Cemetery - Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
32E 090

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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
U.S. Army Primary Helicopter Center (Cadre) Fort Wolters2nd Battalion, 20th Artillery Regiment
  1966-1967, U.S. Army Primary Helicopter Center (Cadre) Fort Wolters
  1967-1967, 062B, 2nd Battalion, 20th Artillery Regiment
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 32E 090

WO Beals was trained at Fort Wolters in flight class 67-3, 1 July 66 - 11 April 67.

His tour in Vietnam began on 8 May 1967.  He was assigned to C Battery, 2nd Battalion (ARA), 20th Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.  

On 29 December 1967, WO Beals was the air commander of a helicopter UH-1B (#64-14034) that was shot down by small arms fire, killing all on board.

Crew Members:
WO! Ronnie H. Beals, AC
WO1 Larry R. Doyle, P
Cpl. Clifton Henson, G 
PFC Lupe P. Lopez, G

He left a wife and a young son.

He was interred in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, Dare County, North Carolina.
   
Comments/Citation
Notes/Links:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/cal/sac/military/vietnamobit1.html
http://www.aerial-rocket-artillery.org/aircraft/64-14034.HTM http://www.virtualwall.org/db/BealsRH01a.htm
http://www.armyaircrews.com/huey_nam_67.html

http://www.thewall-usa.com/guest.asp?recid=3018
http://www.vvmf.org/thewall/Wall_Id_No=3021 (photo)
http://www.findagrave.com/ (awards)
http://www.araassociation.com/ARA_MEMORIES.html http://www.flyarmy.org/incident/67122910KIA.HTM

http://www.history.army.mil/html/forcestruc/lineages/branches/fa/0020fa02bn.htm (Lists awards for his unit, but specific dates to be determined for each)

http://www.jetter.net/docs/Army/Blue-Max-History-x/Blue-Max-History.htm#_ednref3 (history,etc. for his unit. Notes his loss.)

   
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