Allan Emile Stahlstrom

Warrant Officer
Army of the United States
12 May 1948 - 10 May 1969
Portland, Texas
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Army Aviator

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Allan Emile Stahlstrom

01 Oct 2002


by his friends and family.

Placed by a member of the Matagorda County, Texas Historical Commission.
E-mail address is not available.

2 South Texans Killed in Vietnam

Two South Texans were reported killed in Vietnam by the Defense Department.

Killed in action were Army WO1 Allan E. Stahlstrom, 21, of Portland and Spec. 4 Alberto Vasquez Jr., 20, of Orange Grove.

Stahlstrom's parents are Marine Lt. Col. (ret) and Mrs. Harry A. Stahlstrom.

Stahlstrom's parents were notified yesterday that his status had been changed from missing to killed. They were notified that Stahlstrom was killed May 10 when his helicopter was hit by hostile small arms fire, crashed and burned.

Stahlstrom had been in Vietnam seven months and had served 20 months in the Army. A native of Cherry Point, N.C., he had lived in Portland six years.

He was a 1966 graduate of Gregory-Portland High School and had attended Del Mar College one year prior to entering the Army.

He underwent basic training at Ft. Polk, La., and flight training at Ft. Wolters, Texas and Ft. Rucker, Ala.

He is survived by his parents and a sister, Carol Ann.

Funeral arrangements for Stahlstrom will be announced by Pieper Funeral Home of Portland.

© Corpus Christi (Texas) Times
May 24, 1969
(Only the information about Allan Stahlstrom is included here.)
Reproduced under 17 USC �107

Deaths and Funerals
Allan E. Stahlstrom

PORTLAND -- The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Pieper Funeral Home Chapel here for Army WO1 Allan E. Stahlstrom, 21, of Portland.

Funeral Mass will be said at 3 p.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church with burial in Prairie View Cemetery.

Stahlstrom was reported killed in Vietnam May 10 when his helicopter was hit by enemy fire, crashed and burned.

A native of Cherry Point N.C., he had been a Portland resident six years. He was a 1966 graduate of Gregory-Portland High School and had attended Del Mar College prior to entering the Army.

© Corpus Christi (Texas) Times
May 29, 1969
Reproduced under 17 USC �107

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Four men of B Company, 25th Aviation Battalion, were killed when their UH-1C Huey gunship (tail number 66-15085) was shot down south of Cu Chi:
  • WO1 Allan Emile Stahlstrom, pilot and aircraft commander
  • WO1 Roy Stephen Thomas, copilot
  • SP5 Marcus Randolph Byous, crew chief
  • SP4 Paul Norman Kupchinskas, gunner
The DoD Casualty Database incorrectly identifies WO Stahlstrom's Home of Record as Markham, Texas, but he actually lived on Markham Street in Portland, Texas, just across the river from Corpus Christi, and entered the military from there. While The Virtual Wall has corrected our information, other sites no doubt will continue to reflect his HoR as Markham.

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