David Jon Nesset
B Co, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion
Army Of The United States
16 April 1942 - 19 April 1968
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The database page for David Jon Nesset
I hardly knew ye, but I wish we had connected better.
I Corps, South Vietnam
A Shau Valley
To begin DELAWARE/LAM SON 216, the 3d Bde, 1st Cav air assaulted the 1st and 5th Battalions, 7th Cav into the A Shau Valley.
The NVA opened up with 37mm and 23mm AA weapons and ten helicopters were shot down while 13 others were damaged. The
airmobile operations were temporarily halted while a less expensive approach was researched. Dense fog, intermittent
thundershowers and late-season monsoon fronts passed through the area for the next four days. The 11th AVN Group battled
the weather and antiaircraft fire to support the allied infantry and artillery in the valley from bases on the coast.
Flights into the valley became impossible past noon of each day.
WO1 Charles J. Harrington and 1LT David Jon Nesset, both of B/229th AHB, 1st CAV, died when their UH-1H HUEY was shot down.
With all respect - K. J. Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)