Vernon Ruben TweedyChief Warrant Officer
162ND AHC, 11TH AVN BN, 12TH AVN GRP, 1 AVN BDE
Army of the United States
26 January 1941 - 05 March 1968
New Orleans, Louisiana
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The database page for Vernon Ruben Tweedy
I was with Pete Tweedy the day he passed the Army Board and got accepted into flight school. I knew his family and am still in touch with his two daughters. I want to remember him and the three other men who died with him.
A Note from The Virtual WallFour men died on the night of 04/05 March 1968 when their UH-1C gunship (tail number 64-14158) was hit by friendly fire at Phouc Vinh. The camp came under attack and two UH-1Cs launched to provide fire support. While overhead at about 1500 feet, the lead gunship was hit by a mortar shell fired by the defenders, exploded, crashed, and burned. The dead were
Oddly, the casualty record for WO Leuning reflects a date of death on 04 March, while the 162nd AHC's helicopter loss record and casualty records for their three men show the loss on 05 March 1968.
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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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