Terry Chip Welty

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
12 January 1948 - 05 September 1968
Massillon, Ohio
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UH-1 Huey

Army Aircrew

Combat Infantry

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

The database page for Terry Chip Welty

21 Aug 2002

Terry Welty in a UH-1C Huey helicopter

Terry Welty in a UH-1C Huey helicopter

25 May 2006

What Veteran's Day means to me...

I think Veterans Day is an emotional time to those people that have lost loved ones in war. My great grandma is one of those who have lost loved ones in war. She lost her son, and when they had the funeral her husband (my great grandpa) wouldn't even let my great grandma see her son's body because the body was so bad. Also every year my great grandma and I are in the Beach City Veterans Day Parade.

Did you ever notice when someone is talking to you or when you're talking to grandparents about when they were in the war, that they get real involved or tears come to their eyes because in the war it was so scary?

I think kids should have a day off from school on Veteran's Day because for some families Veterans Day could be a traditional day to go to the cemetary. I think Veteran's Day is a cool, special and a very good holiday.

Written November, 2002
by Max Doerflinger
age 10

Placed by his sister-in-law.

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On the night of 05 September 1968, a UH-1C (tail number 65-09511) of the 117th Assault Helicopter Company was conducting a close air support fire mission between Saigon and Can Giouc. The aircraft was hit by enemy fire and crashed. Two of the four-man crew died when the aircraft's on-board ordnance exploded in the crash:
  • CPT Alexander Johnson, Jr., pilot, and
  • SP4 Terry Chip Welty, gunner

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 21 Aug 2002
Last updated 08/10/2009