Elliott, Andrew John, CW3

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Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 3
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
100B-Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 100B, D Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
Service Years
1968 - 1970

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)


Special Forces

Ranger
Chief Warrant Officer 3


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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1941
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Oakland , CA
Last Address
Oakland , CA

Casualty Date
Jun 09, 1970
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
09W 032

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Combat Advisor Order of The Spur Special Operations




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial3/4 Cav AssociationThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1970, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1970, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]
  2020, The National Gold Star Family Registry


 Tributes from Members  
Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548
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Aviator Badge (Basic)
Senior Parachutist
Special Forces

 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Special Forces Units3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1968-1968, 11B4S, 5th Special Forces Group (A)
  1969-1970, 100B, D Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
  1970-1970, 100B, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  May 27, 2012, General Photos8
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

POSTED ON 7.4.2001
POSTED BY: David Atkinson

"Old Friend"

Its July 4, 2001. I was there the day you went down. Didn't find your ship for 30 days. Went to the crash site and looked for you. Found Dobry and McGlothlin, brought them out, looked everywhere for you. Have wondered for years what happened. You and time are the only people who know. You were a true "Light Scout". Think about you every day. Your friend, SP5 David Atkinson, DTrp, 3rd Sqd., 4th Cav., 25th Inf. Div., a fellow "Light Scout".


 
I flew LOH's and Cobra's in D troop and was a seasoned veteran at the ripe old age of 20 when Andy came to our unit. We became good friends and he often stopped by my hootch during the evenings for a beer, more than likely because I had the only air conditioner in the unit, to my knowledge. Andy was a veteran non-com and Green Beret before he went to flight school to be a pilot and we were all a little bit in awe of his calm demeanor and gentle nature. I have never known anyone I respect more in my life and I hope to see that smirk I remember so well when I meet my maker and get re-introduced to the people I have come to cherish. His last moments, or days, are a mystery to us but I will say that I don't know anyone personally who better exemplifies the spirit and code of ethics that all of us who served as Army Aviators strove to achieve and he is a hero in the true sense of the word.
God Bless You and Keep you
Andrew J. Elliott, aka Elli-Goat.

Email Address: brethene@gmail.com

 

   


 
   
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Elliot's been on my mind for several weeks now, and then I just (happily) stumbled across this site entirely by accident.  I was a newbie cobra pilot in the same hooch as he.  As in all units, newbies got treated poorly by some of the older hands.  On one particular occasion, a couple of guys were giving me an especially rough time, really over the top.  Elliot, without even raising his voice, just told them to lay off.  It never happened again.  I've thought of that incident many times over the years & now I finally get to say "Thanks Elliot, that meant a lot to me".

Farris Poole
Email Address: farris@studio10photo.com
   
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