Charles Egbert JaquinsSpecialist Four
A TROOP, 3RD SQDN, 17TH AIR CAVALRY, 1 AVN BDE
Army of the United States
11 December 1950 - 22 September 1971
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A quiet, sweet guy, always so nice and caring.
From an anonymous friend
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 15 Sep 1971 an OH-6A (tail number 68-17175) from A Troop, 3/17 Cavalry was conducting a visual recon of areas where a troop insertion was to be conducted. As the door gunner, SP4 Charles Egbert Jaquins, prepared to mark a bunker with a white phosphorous grenade, the grenade prematurely exploded. The heavy smoke filling the aircraft caused the pilot to lose control and the aircraft crashed. Although injured, the pilot and observer were able to exit the burning aircraft and extract SP4 Jaquins, but a week later Jaquins died from his injuries.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 12 Feb 2001
Last updated 11/13/2010