Richard Thomas PerrinCaptain
C TRP, 1ST SQDN, 9TH CAVALRY, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
19 September 1941 - 27 June 1966
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I think about you each and every day and wish I could have met you in person. I feel I know you in my heart and that I am the embodiment of your spirit. You would be very proud of your two grandsons. They are beautiful boys and definitely have Perrin blood in them! As they get older, I will make sure they learn all about their Grandpa Perrin through relatives' stories, photos, and mementoes.
Thank you for willingly making the ultimate sacrifice for your country. Your bravery and heroism will not be taken for granted or forgotten. We are proud of you and love you very much.
From his daughter,
A Note from The Virtual WallThe skies of South Vietnam were crowded, particularly near helicopter bases where numerous aircraft were operating at relatively low altitudes. On 27 June 1966, two UH-1 Hueys from different units lifted off from Tuy Hoa North airfield in Phu Yen Province. UH-1B 64-14047 took off on a northwest heading, while UH-1B 65-09486 took off on a westerly heading and then made a right turn to a northwest heading. The two aircraft collided, crashed, and burned, killing all eight men aboard:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 28 May 2004
Last updated 08/10/2009