Richard Lee Herrington, Jr

Private First Class
135TH AHC, 214TH AVN BN, 164TH AVN GRP, 1 AVN BDE
Army of the United States
16 August 1949 - 19 May 1970
St Clair Shores, Michigan
Panel 10W Line 064

1 AVN BDE

135TH AHC
UH-1 Huey

Army Aircrew

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Richard Lee Herrington, Jr

1 Jun 2004

Richard and I became best friends during basic training. We saw each other in Vietnam a couple of times. He had told me about a girl he got to know just before going to Vietnam. I visited him just two days before he was killed. There's not a day goes by that I don't think about him. I miss his friendship terribly.

From a friend,
William M Hewitt
wmikehewitt@hotmail.com

10 Nov 2004

I truly admire you for your services and want to thank you.

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On 19 May 1970 four men of the 135th Assault Helicopter Company died when their UH-1C gunship (tail number 66-00527) was shot down by a quad-50 caliber antiaircraft gun about three miles east of Cai Ba: A second gunship was hit and seriously damaged by the same AAA site but was able to return to base with the four crewmen alive. PFC Herrington was flying in place of 527's regular crew chief, William Hysmith.


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
William M Hewitt
wmikehewitt@hotmail.com 
1 Jun 2004



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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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