Rodney Alan Taylor
20 May 2008
Rocky (Rodney) was my cousin and was loved by so many people. I was 16 when he was killed and I remember the funeral was a fine tribute to a great person. Rocky was the kind of person that even though he had other things to do when he was a teenager, he would take us younger kids to the movies and make sure we were safe. He is greatly missed by all.
From a cousin.
On 4 May 1970, UH-1H SN 68-16244, A Co, 101st AHB, was assigned flare standby for night illumination missions in support of
the 1st Bde, 101st Abn Div. At approximately 1930 hours Company Ops received a mission request from S-3 (Air), 1st Bde,
to provide illumination for a practice red alert at FSB Kathryn. At approximately 1955 hours UH-1H SN 68-16244, callsign
COMANCHERO 20, departed for FSB Kathryn, arriving overhead at approximately 2020 hours.
THe news clip read in part that Military graveside rites for Army Specialist Four Rodney Allen Taylor, 18,
third Calhoun County man to die in Vietnam [as of June 1970] were held in the Seadrift Cemetery with full military honors. Taylor, the son of Mrs.
W.R. Mooney, Seadrift, had been reported missing in action in Vietnam for three weeks.
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