George William CarterMajor
ADVISORY TEAM 22, MACV ADVISORS, MACV
Army of the United States
04 December 1933 - 24 April 1972
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George, the candle remains lit awaiting your return. You are not forgotten, and your bracelet with your name is worn proudly, and will continue to be worn till your return.
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A Note from The Virtual WallIn late April 1972, MACV Advisory Team 22 personnel were assigned to the ARVN 42nd Regiment at Tanh Canh near Dak To in Kontum Province, South Vietnam. At about 0530 24 April the compound came under attack by VC forces. At about 0730 it was decided that the advisors would withdraw from the beseiged compound.
A UH-1H Huey (tail number 69-15715) from the 57th Assault Helicopter Company, 52nd Avn Bn, extracted several of the advisors, taking off with ten men aboard:
At the time of the attack, Captain Kenneth J. Yonan was positioned in a water tower observation post near the northwest corner of the compound, physically isolated from but in radio contact with the other advisors. Two other Team 22 Advisors, LTC Robert W. Brownlee and CPT Charles W. Gordon, and their ARVN interpreter, Sgt. Cao Ky Chi, were in a bunker some distance west of the base camp. Captain Yonan simply disappeared in the fighting. While Brownlee, Gordon, and Chi were withdrawing from the bunker, Brownlee got separated from the other two and encountered enemy troops; he too disappeared. Gordon and Chi eventually were able to rejoin friendly forces.
Of the Americans involved, seven were unrecovered - five known dead in the UH-1H crash, two missing in action:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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