Allan Gordon KennedySpecialist Six
192ND ASSAULT HELICOPTER CO, 1 AVN BDE
Army Of The United States
13 July 1948 - 04 November 1969
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In 1972, when I was a college freshman, a group came to my small private college in West Virginia selling POW/MIA bracelets, handing out information and stirring up a loyalty for our country, that my young heart had never felt.
I selected Allan Kennedy's bracelet because the date of loss was one day after my birthday. I could only think of myself enjoying the afterglow of birthday parties and gifts, while in a foreign country that I knew very little about a young man was lost in action while serving his country.
I wore that bracelet for more than 10 years, each day praying for his safe return or at least the peace that his family would know when they learned his fate. I guess I finally put it in my jewelry box shortly after the birth of my second child. A part of me felt that now my life was changing dramatically and it was time for me to set aside the things of my youth.
But I never forgot Allan Kennedy, or the family that awaited him in California. Every day when I opened that jewelry box drawer - I saw that bracelet. I have never forgotten Allan, or any of the young men and women who died for our country. Even today , 29 years after I first put that bracelet on, I am shedding tears as I type this memorial.
We love you, Allan Gordon Kennedy
God bless you!
Seven men died when a UH-1H (hull number 68-16057) belonging to the 192nd Assault Helicopter Company crashed. Four were the crewmen from the 192nd AHC; the other three were passengers assigned to the 155th AHC:
SP6 Allan Gordon Kennedy
A memorial from one who wore his MIA bracelet,|
24 May 2001 . 10 Dec 2001
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)