Anthony Frank Housh

Sergeant First Class
B CO, 228TH ASHB, 11TH AVN GRP, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
26 June 1946 - 02 September 1975
Newton, Illinois
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1 CAV DIV

CH-47

228TH ASHB
Anthony F Housh

Army Aircrew

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

The database page for Anthony Frank Housh

10 Nov 2002

Tony, you will always be missed but never forgotten!

From his nephew,
Nick Houser
819 N. Seymour St. Sullivan, Illinios 61951
nhouser@mchsi.com

The photo was taken while Tony was serving in Korea in 1965.

17 Nov 2002

GONE FROM THIS EARTH BUT FOREVER HERE IN OUR HEARTS.

TILL OUR NEXT FLIGHT TOGETHER---

From a fellow flight engineer and friend,
SFC Hugh L. Buzzell, U.S. Army (Ret)
PO Box 1013, Stanton, TX 79782
buzzkhat@aol.com

Notes from The Virtual Wall

Landing Zone Tiger was located in the upper reaches of the A Shau Valley. Following the initial air assaults, larger helicopters were needed for resupply. Three of the aircraft, all hampered by sling loads, were shot down as they approached the LZ:
  • CH-47A (tail number 64-13124, A Company, 228th Avn Bn) received small arms fire from the ground and crashed. The pilot and co-pilot were able to crawl away from the wreckage, but three other crewmen were not found:
    • SSG Douglas Randolph Blodgett, gunner
    • SP5 William Roy Dennis, flight engineer
    • SSG Jesus Armando Gonzalez, crew chief


  • CH-47A (tail number 66-19063, B Company, 228th Avn Bn) was hit by 37mm rounds in the aft pylon area during approach. The aircraft was in flames as it descended. The flight engineer and crew chief jumped while the aircraft was still 50 feet or more above the treetops. Their bodies were not found. The other three crewmen, although injured, survived the crash. Lost were

  • CH-54A (tail number 64-14205, 478th Avn Company (Heavy Helicopter) was on approach to the landing zone when an explosion occurred in the cockpit. The aircraft crashed against a cliffside about a mile distant from the LZ. The crash was not survivable. Four men were lost:

At day's end, the heavy helicopter companies had five injured and nine missing in action. Four of the MIAs - Major Lord, CW4 Millard, MSG Werdehoff, and SP6 Shafer - have been repatriated; the five men from the two CH-47s remain among the missing as of 03 Sep 2002.



The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his nephew,
Nick Houser
819 N. Seymour St. Sullivan, Illinios 61951
nhouser@mchsi.com 
10 Nov 2002



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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
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