Lloyd Earle Greene, JrSpecialist Five
201ST AVN CO, 17TH AVN GROUP, 1 AVN BDE
Army of the United States
27 May 1948 - 19 September 1968
Fairmont, West Virginia
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HE WAS THE BEST FRIEND A KID COULD EVER HAVE.
At times it was not easy, but I could always feel you there guiding us and telling us to be strong. You life to some is just a memory. For us it so much more. You see, Buddy, although you have physicially left us you have never been very far, for we have always been connected through prayer, our thoughts, and the knowledge that your journey did not end but only began.
I am proud to have been your sister
I Love You,
Donna Greene Yearsley
Notes from The Virtual WallOn the afternoon of 19 Sep 1968, an OH-6A (tail number 67-16015) of the 201st Aviation Company was detailed to provide transportation on an administrative flight to coordinate aviation activities at Khanh Duong, Boun Ea Yang and the U.S. installations at Ban Me Thout east and Ban Me Thout City Airfields. The aircraft departed Ban Me Thout City Airfield and headed in an easterly direction enroute to Nha Trang, 70 miles to the east. Its flight path paralleled highway 21 (which runs generally east-west), staying on the north side of the road and heading east.
At about the same time a UH-1H (tail number 66-16323) departed Ban Me Thout City Airfield enroute Dong Ba Thin, 82 miles to the southeast. This aircraft also paralleled highway 21, but remained on the south side. The pilot of the UH-1H, a Lt Williams, reported sighting the OH-6A aircraft at 1700 hours, approximately 18 miles east of Ban Me Thout at a position north of highway 21 and flying in a southeasterly direction at approximately the same altitude as Williams' UH-1H. The OH-6A was closing on Lt Williams' aircraft and crossed highway 21 from left to right passing two miles to Williams' front. After a suitable separation was obtained between the two aircraft, the OH-6A was no longer observed by Lt Williams. The OH-6A aircraft was again observed by Lt Williams approximately three minutes later; it had reversed its original course and was now approaching Lt Williams' aircraft, head-on at a lower altitude and descending at an approximate angle of 30 degrees. The OH-6A aircraft was observed by SP Bowen, crew chief of Lt Williams' aircraft, to continue its descent all the way to the ground, where an explosion occurred shortly after impact.
Four men died in the crash:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 19 Dec 2002
Last updated 06/06/2007