James Doyle EisenhourWarrant Officer
240TH AHC, 214TH AVN BN, 12TH AVN GRP, 1 AVN BDE
Army of the United States
10 October 1945 - 18 August 1968
La Crosse, Kansas
Panel 48W Line 040
The database page for James Doyle Eisenhour
I do not fear an army of lions, if they are led by a lamb.
6 March 1969General Orders #13
1. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS. By direction of the President, under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved 25 July 1963, the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in action is awarded, posthumously, to:
WO Eisenhour, wife Kathy, and daughter Tara.
Notes from The Virtual WallWarrant Officer Eisenhour and Warrant Officer Faverty were not in the same aircraft, and it isn't certain if SP4 Begosh was in the same aircraft as either of the two pilots - but Flaverty and Begosh are the two men mentioned in WO Eisenhour's Citation. Available records do not show that the 240th AHC actually lost an aircraft on 18 August, but rather that the three men died as a result of gunshot wounds sustained while in flight. Thus the official database record which classes WO Eisenhour as having died in an "Air Loss, Crash - Land - Helicopter" is misleading. The VHPA database contains the following information:
"Faverty's aircraft extracted the F/51st Inf LRRPs and the radios were shot out. After pulling the team out, the C&C [helicopter] saw someone on the ground with a full NVA field pack and thought this was another American still on the ground. Eisenhour was working in the area on a DCS mission and volunteered to pull this person out. This aircraft was shot up and flew to an abandoned strip. Begosh, a Crew Chief on one of these ships, Faverty, and Eisehour died from wounds received in this event."The photographs were provided to the 240th AHC by Mark Eisenhour and appear on Warrant Officer Eisenhour's 240th AHC memorial page. They have been extracted from that site for use on this memorial page.
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Mark A. Eisenhour
30 Dec 2001
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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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