Stephen Michael LynchSergeant
B TRP, 7TH SQD, 1ST CAV RGT, 1 AVN BDE
Army of the United States
05 June 1950 - 18 December 1970
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The database page for Stephen Michael Lynch
You said before leaving for Vietnam that you would be a hero. You will always be a hero in our eyes. We all love and miss you very much.
15 Dec 2003
Steve, it has been many years since you left us. We will never forget the sacrifice that you have made for all of us. As I write this, I think back to the time when we were kids at home eagerly waiting for Santa to come. That has been so long ago. I named my son after you. His name is Michael. He is in the service too. He is a Sergeant in the Marines. Our family hasn't been the same since you left us. Mom and dad are both gone. Grandma Minnear and this year on June 27th our other brother Scott passed away. This has been a hard year. I know that someday we will all be together again. I am praying for that day. I will never forget the times that you tried to teach me to drive. Those were some good times. Now, I have 9 grandchildren, with the 10th to arrive in late April or early May. I thank God that you don't have to see the world the way that it is today. Tell Mom, Dad, Grandma, Jimmy, and Scott that I love them and hopefully someday we will all be together again.
Love from your younger sis,
Lois A. Gatrell
Rt 3 Box 38 Pennsboro, WV 26415
It has been so long since you went away. Mom and Dad were never the same. Our whole family has gone through so much in the past years. Now Mom and Dad, Grandma Minnear and little Jimmy are with you. We are so proud of you and what you have done to serve our country. Thank you for your sacrifice. We love you so much.
I pray that God will save the rest of the family so that one day we will all be together.
Love, Your big Sis, Linda
My Dear Steve,
Love, Your Wife, Vickie
Notes from The Virtual WallOn the night of 18 Dec 1970, B Troop, 7th Squadron, 1st Cavalry, was conducting a mission which involved a flight of four OH-6A aircraft. While enroute to the operating area, the lead aircraft was observed to enter a steep turn to the right at which time the second aircraft collided with the lead aircraft. Both aircraft descended to the ground out of control and crashed and burned with no survivors. Four men died:
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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
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