Luis Gallegos HolguinChief Warrant Officer
61ST AHC, 268TH AVN BN, 17TH AVN GRP, 1 AVN BDE
Army of the United States
19 May 1950 - 30 October 1978
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I have had the honor of adopting Luis Holguin through Operation Just Cause.
Words can never express the heartfelt appreciation I have for the men and women who have given all to protect this country's freedom, and mine.
You'll never be forgotten.
I didn't know CWO Luis G. Holguin but in 1972 when I returned home after my 3rd tour, I was fortunate to acquire a POW-MIA bracelet with his name on it. I still have it but only wear it (it's getting pretty thin) on special occasions like Veterans' and Memorial Days. He is not forgotten and I often wonder about his wherabouts. I too believe that some of our brothers were still alive and not returned to us after the war.
Jimmie Gonzalez Jr.
A Note from The Virtual WallAt about 0900 03 Jan 1971 a U-6A BEAVER (serial #52-25884) departed Qui Nhon on an administrative support flight to Ban Me Thuot, South Vietnam, carrying crewmen from the 61st AHC to collect replacement helicopters for the company. The helicopter crewmen would then fly the helicopters back to Qui Nhon.
At 1120 hours, with the U-6 about 14 miles southeast of Phu Cat, radio and radar contact with the plane was lost. Because the pilot, Captain F. A. Rhodes, had announced plans to remain overnight at Ban Me Thuot, no immediate search was made. When search efforts were begun on 5 January, no trace of the aircraft or its seven occupants could be found. Formal search efforts ended on 9 January 1971.
Seven men were aboard the U-6:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 10 Mar 2006
Last updated 12/07/2006