Jimmy Lee Woolfolk

Private First Class
Army of the United States
01 October 1948 - 19 December 1967
Richardson, Texas
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National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign


The database page for Jimmy Lee Woolfolk

18 Aug 2002


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28 Jul 2007

In honor of my uncle

This is your brother's oldest son, my name is Matt. I never had the chance to meet you but your name and your influence have echoed as if I knew you all my life. I am preparing to leave for basic training in a couple of days and I guess this is my way of getting your approval. You and your sacrifice are remembered every day and the lessons of your life, especially before the military, carry on to me and my siblings through my father.

I am sitting with my grandmother, your mother, as I write this and she is reading for the first time the report of your death and the names of the men you shared your last moments with. She looks on at me praying I don't follow the same path because I remind her of you so much. To that I say I am prepaired to do what is necessary even in the face of fear just as you and so many did.

From all those you left behind and the ones you have never met that you changed their lives, we will never forget you or your sacrifice and WE LOVE YOU.

From his nephew,
Matthew James Woolfolk, U S Army
Orlando, Fl

Notes from The Virtual Wall

On 19 December 1967 a UH-1D Huey (tail number 65-09987) of the 162nd Assault Helicopter Company was participating in a combat assault rehearsal. The aircraft, carrying four crewmen and six infantrymen from A/1/506th Inf, lifted off from Phouc Vinh. While passing through 200 feet and above a stand of 75-foot-tall trees the aircraft suffered engine failure and descended into the trees. The tail boom separated from the cabin on impact with the trees, allowing the cabin to free-fall to the ground. The cabin struck nose-low, turned over, and burned. All ten men aboard died in the crash:
  • From the 162nd AHC:
  • From A Company, 1/506th Infantry:
    • SFC Walter O. Brown, Jr.
    • SFC Leroy Everett
    • CPL Steven N. Radu
    • PFC Charles Carpenter
    • PFC Eugene Miley
    • PFC Jimmy L. Woolfolk

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 18 Aug 2002
Last updated 08/10/2009