Domenico CacciolaSpecialist Four
A CO, 1ST BN, 8TH CAV RGT, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
22 May 1946 - 26 May 1967
New York, New York
Panel 20E Line 110
On the right, Fort Jackson, SC
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Domenico was my cousin. He died when I was just an infant, but I was told that he knew me and held me many times before he went off to fight in Vietnam. Domenico was not a citizen of this great country and could have legally avoided the draft but he willingly went to fight for his new homeland.
I pray that he is resting in peace knowing that his memory is not and will not be forgotten by me or my family.
From his cousin,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 26 May 1967, a UH-1D HUEY (hull number 65-10089) of C Company, 227th Aviation Battalion, was preparing to launch on a troop-carrier mission. As the pilot was given "all clear" and the aircraft lifted off, the skids caught on a cargo net, causing the aircraft to roll and crash on its left side. A small fire resulted but was quickly extinguished by the ground crew.
The following extracts are taken from the 1st Bn, 8th Cavalry's Operations Log for 26 May 1967:
0650 - One alloy [helicopter] turned over on LZ QUICK coords BR 933896
The seven men - six passengers, one crewman - who died in the crash were
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 24 Aug 2001
Last updated 11/02/2007