James Walter GodfreyWarrant Officer
B TRP, 1ST SQD, 9TH CAV RGT, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
22 August 1945 - 16 April 1967
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Dear Jim -
It has taken a long time to say this, but I miss you and miss the chance to know the man and father you would have become. I always looked up to you and your death devastated all of us who knew you and loved you. Your presence was so strong last spring at China Lake - I knew you would be there. You will always be forever in my mind like the last time I saw you in Maryland just before you left. You had a mission and knew what you were going to do, we were left with some letters, tears and sadness. I guess it's always that way with wars. Now that I have two sons of my own I don't know if I could be as brave as you and your parents were. If anyone else reads this and knew you over there, I know they know how special you were and I would like them to email me.
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 16 Apr 1967 five men died when UH-1B tail number 63-08736 of B Troop, 1/9 Cavalry, was shot down. Three of the men were assigned to B/1/9; the fourth was the Squadron's Flight Surgeon; and the fifth was an Air Force officer attached as a liaison officer.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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