The database page for Arthur James Lord
It is with much regret that I did not know this man, however I have worn his POW bracelet since I was in High School so he is very much part of my world. I have an older brother that returned from Vietnam, but he has never been the same nor fully recovered from his experience.
I did not see a memorial for Major Lord, so this is why I am posting this. I did see the Memorial for the others that were with him when they became MIA's. This includes Charles W. Millard; Philip R. Shafer; and Michael Werdehoff.
If you are the family or close friends of Major Lord please contact me and I will return his bracelet to you since he has come home. I understand that his remains were identified some time in 2001.
A Note from The Virtual WallLanding Zone Tiger was located in the upper reaches of the A Shau Valley. Following initial air assaults by 1st Cav elements, larger helicopters were needed for resupply. Three of the aircraft, all hampered by sling loads, were shot down as they approached the LZ:
At day's end, the heavy helicopter companies had five injured and nine missing in action. Over time the Secretary of the Army approved Presumptive Findings of Death for the missing men; the dates are shown above in parentheses. The four men from the CH-54 - Major Lord, CW4 Millard, MSG Werdehoff, and SP6 Shafer - were repatriated in 1999 and positive identification of their remains announced on 19 Nov 2001, but as of 30 Nov 2003 the five men from the two CH-47s remain among the missing.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 08/10/2009