Everett Nelson Wilsher

Specialist Five
Army of the United States
07 November 1948 - 21 February 1969
Jacksonville, FL
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1 AVN BDE UH-1 Huey 116TH AHC
Army Aircrew

Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service; RVN Militay Merit, Gallantry Cross, Campaign medals
Everett N Wilsher

The database page for Everett Nelson Wilsher

22 Dec 2002

Everett N Wilsher was known by his fellow servicemen as "Woosh". He was a son, a brother, and a friend to many. The men who served with him at Chu Chi in 68 to 69 remember him well and have helped me find the answers to his final days. We loved you well and laugh often when we remember the good times. Go in peace and rest well. As the Stingers and Hornets say "Never Forget". You did well shunn.

From his sister,
Linda Wilsher Clance

08 Apr 2003

An effort has begun to obtain the Purple Heart for Everett and his crew.

To view the Florida Times-Union story regarding this effort click on
"Supporters seek award for soldier killed in Vietnam" .

We love you, Uncle Everett!

From his niece,
Cynthia Smith

A note from The Virtual Wall

On 21 February 1969, a heavy fire team of the 116th Assault Helicopter Company, 269th CAB, was providing cover for a flight of ten UH-1D "slicks" doing a combat assault west of Tay Ninh. On completion of the mission the fire team departed enroute to their base at Chu Chi. The flight lead was in UH-1C tail number 66-00661. As the flight passed the northern edge of Go Da Ha village at about 1000 feet AGL, crewmen in aircraft numbers 2 and 3 saw a part of the lead aircraft, believed to be a tail rotor blade, separate. 66-00661 began a slow yawing movement to the right and pitched into a steep dive estimated at 80 degrees nose-down. The tail boom began to separate from the fuselage, and was completely detached when the fuselage section impacted trees and exploded. The crash site was secured within minutes by RVN militia from the village and the fire extinguished. Four crewmen were killed in the crash:
  • CPT Harry Quincy Rose, pilot, gunship platoon leader
  • WO1 Peter Paul Polak, copilot
  • SP5 Everett Nelson Wilsher, crew chief
  • SP4 William Blake Scott, gunner

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