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Died After Tour (DAT)....

THIS IS A LISTING OF INDIVIDUALS WHO COMPLETED A TOUR OF DUTY WITH THE 281st AHC AND DIED DURING A SUBSEQUENT TOUR OF DUTY OR AFTER RETURNING HOME.
CLICK HERE FOR THE ALPHABETICAL DETAIL PAGES.

"To live in the hearts we leave behind,
    is never to have died."
    (Thomas Campbell, circa 1888 )

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If you have photos or information concerning a former Intruder who has died, or is listed here, please contact the 281st Remembrance Team.



BELOW, CLICK ON THE UNDERLINED LETTERS FOR THE INDIVIDUAL PAGES,
FOR THE MITCHELL, MENTZER, MOBERG, GREEN OR BUDVIG MEMORIAL PAGES
PLEASE CLICK ON THE INDIVIDUALS PHOTO OR NAME.


Hackett

Major (P)  Everdus H. Hackett

Major Hackett, the first commander of the 281st AHC was born on 23 Oct. 1922 and died on 20 Dec. 1997.  His last known address was San Joaquin, CA.  Major Hackett along with 1st SGT J. B. Cooley formed the 281st AHC at Fort Benning, GA and deployed the unit to South Vietnam.  Shortly after arriving in VN Major Hackett and Major Wilson the Executive Officer were promoted to LTC and transferred from the unit.




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First Sergeant JB Cooley


First Sergeant JB Cooley was the first 1SG of the 281st AHC.  He joined the unit at Fort Benning Georgia in January of 1966 and traveled with the company to Vietnam.  He then served with the 281st until May of 1967. JB was born on 9-29-1926 and passed away on May 1, 2006 in Chandler Arizona at the age of 79. He is survived by his widow, MRS.  Betty Cooley of Chandler, AZ. (Note: in this picture JB was an E-7 on the E-8 list and was promoted to 1SG in the 281st.)

A memorium sent to Membership Chairman Gary Stagman...

I'm really sorry hear that about Sgt. Cooley. I really liked him, he was always a fair man and a good man, and he will be missed by everyone. He was always good to me. I remember one time when we were at Ft. Benning that he helped me out with our Sgt. Major and I've never forgotten that.

I wish I had known about this, sooner. I would have sent flowers and a note to the family. If you will, forward this too Betty so she can see how much i thought of her husband and my First Sgt. I will miss him and I regret that I never did get too see him, after we parted in Vietnam. I didn't get too see him but when i talked with other Vietnam vet's, I always brought his name up. If you remember at my first reunion, that was last year, in St. Louis, I asked you if Sgt. Cooley was coming and you told me he couldn't make it and I was really disappointed that I wouldn't get too see him.

Gary, please send this to Betty so she can see how well Sgt. Cooley was thought of, by me and the other men that served under him.

With sorrow and prayers to Sgt. Cooley's family, I send this.

Thanks' again Gary, for letting me know about this.

Sincerely, Donnie Raines





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MAJOR ROBERT J. "MO" MOBERG

Click on Mo's name to visit the separate page created for him because of the many responses to news of his death.





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CAPTAIN JOHN W. “JACK” GREEN III

In respect for Jack’s contributions to the 281st AHC and
the Association we have created a separate page for him.


 




Tubby in Viet Nam
Wolf Pack 1969 / 1970

DUANE "TUBBY" BRUDVIG

In the mid 1980's Tubby began searching out and locating former Intruders after which through phone calls and letters he compiled a roster with which he, with the help of Wes Schuster, organized a reunion. This reunion was held at Edwardsville, IL in October 1986. Three more reunions were to follow (see Newsletters).

Tubby is regarded as the "Father" of the 281st Assault Helicoper Company Association.






Fred Mentzer
Wolf Pack 36 in 1967, Association President, Newsletter Editor and Webmaster for many years.

MAJOR FRED MENTZER




Al Junko
Third Commander of the 281st.

LTC AL JUNKO




Bob Mitchell
Second President of the 281st AHC Association.

COL Bob Mitchell




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ROBERT F. ADAMS
CRAIG  S. ALBEE
ROGER J. ALBERT
WILLIAM D. ALLEN III
WILLIAM HOLCOMB "BILL" ALLEN JR.
ALBERT R. ALVARADO, SR.
RAYMOND DALE ANDERSON
RICHARD ARANN
JAMES O. "JIM" ATKINS
RAYMOND C. ATWELL
ROBERT C. AUSNESS
ROBERT P. AUSTERBERRY
PERNEL H. AVERY



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CARL E. BADERSCHNEIDER
BILLY J. BAKER
EDWARD W. BAKER
RICHARD BAKER
CHARLES (CHUCK) E. G. BAIRD
WORLEY G. BAST
ROLAND S. BATO
JIMMY BARRAGAN
WILLIAM B.“BILL” BAUER
EUGENE H. BAXLEY
KENNETH W. BLACKWELL
GILLES D. BELANGER
JOHN L. BILYEU
DAVID BITLE
JOHN BOLAS
FRANK OWEN BONNARENS
ALAN P. BOTSFORD
ELDON BRACK, Jr.
ROBERT T. BRADFORD
JAMES (JIM) BROWN
JIM BRUCE
DUANE "TUBBY" BRUDVIG
MAHLONE E. BUCKALEW
THOMAS P. (TOM) BUCKLEY
BOBBY D. BUMBALOUGH
DAVID A. BUTCHER 
JAMES L. BYERS



JOHN J. (JACK) CALLAGHAN
WESTON D. CALLENDER
ALLEN M. CARTER
THOMAS CARTER
WILLIAM C. CARTER
GERALD A. CAREL
HAROLD e. CARTY, JR
JAMES EMMONS CARY
JACKIE WAYNE "JACK" CLENDENON
NICHOLAS CLERICUZIO
ANTHONY (TONY) COLONNA
ROBERT M. COTEGUALA
JOHN M. CRAFT
GEORGE W. CROSSEN



RODDY G. "ROD" DARNELL
RONALD W. DAVIS
 HERBERT L. DEGNER
WILLIAM E. DICK, SR.
KENETH E. DICKEY
ROBERT G. DOLEN
JOHN PAUL DONEY, SR
ARMAND DOSTIE
GARY DOWNEY
JAMES F. DOUGLAS
DONNIE N. DRAWDY
DALE ALLEN DUNBAR
LOUIS R. DUNCAN



BOB EDDY
ROBERT K. EDGLEY
FRED ELLIS
GERRY ELLIS
KENNETH R. EMBREY



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MICHAEL T. FELLENZ -- "PACKER-MIKE"
CW4 JOEL DAVID FERGUSON
GARY A. FIELDS
DAVID M. FILLMORE
JOE B FOSTER
HARRY C. FOUGHT, Jr.
ROBERT J. "PETE" FRAZIER
WO4 FREDRICK “FRED” G. FUNK
ROBERT L. FUNKHOUSER
CHARLES J. FURCINITE



RONALD O. GADDIS
RICARDO M. GARCIA 
DAVID E. GEHLING
ROBERT L. GEORGE
JOHN W. GIBSON, III
JAMES A GILLETTE
ROOSEVELT GILLS
BENNIE J. GOINS
GEORGE GOMEZ
JAMES G. GOOD
PAUL LEROY GRAFFE
DONALD L. GREEN
MICHAEL F. GREEN
ANDREW I. GREY, SR.
EFTYHIOS P. GRYFAKIS
STEVE GRIMSHAW



RICHIE HAMLIN
MICHAEL C. HANS
MICHAEL F. (MIKE) HARGIS
HANK HARPSTER
CHARLES C. HECK
GEORGE P. HEWLETT
DON C. HILDEBRAND
HARVEY L. HINER
N T HOLCOMB
JOHN B. HOOD
ROBERT T. HOOKER
DAVID L. HOPKINS
GLENN HOSEY
DONALD RAY HOSKIN
JAMES L. HOWLETT
PAUL HULL
CORBIN EUGENE HUMPHREYS



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FRANK VIC IAMS


WILLIAM “BILL” JAMES
RONALD “RON” K. JAVINS
ROBERT A. JOHNSON
RUDOLPH JONES
ALLEN "AL" JUNKO



PHILLIP KARJENTA
STEPHEN F. KAY
ROBERT LEE "BOB" KATH
BELTON W. KING
LAWRENCE R. "LARRY" KITTS
JOSEPH THOMAS KOENIG
JOHN KORSBECK
JERRY L. KROECK
TRUBEE A. KROTHE



THOMAS CLAIBORNE "TOM" LAND
ALLAN LARSON
THOMAS LAWSON JR
RONALD C. "RON" LEE
PAUL JAMES LEONARD
NEAL FRANK LOBIN  
EDMUNDO L. LOPEZ



JOE MacCARTNEY
WILLIAM T. "BILL" MacHARG
DANIEL J. MAGIERA
TED D. MAHURIN
JOHNNY C. MARTIN 
DAVID M. MAY
RICHARD FLOYD McCOY, Jr.
MICHAEL R. "MIKE" MCKENZIE
WILLIAM (BILL) MEEHAN
ANDREW J. MILLER
CARL E. MILLER
JOSEPH B. MILLIGAN
COLONEL ROBERT "BOB" MITCHELL
PAUL E. MITCHELL
RAYMOND KENNETH MONCRIEF
VIERON FRANCES MONDRINOS
BILL MONTGOMERY
STANLEY J. (RUDY) MORUD
DONALD D. "DON" MUNDERBACK, Sr.



THEODORE J. "TED" NILSSEN
GERALD F. NOREAULT
AMES NORRIS



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NORBERTO RIEL "NORMAN" OBANA
BILLY J. O'BYAN
COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR ROBERT (BOB) OHMES
LT. COL RINO O. "RAY" OSKA
GARY D. O'CONNOR
GEORGE E. OLSEN
LARRY LEE OUVERSON




JOSEPH F. "JOE" PARNELL JR.
DANNY G. PARR
DAVID E. PEACOCK
WILLIAM A. "BILL" PERREN
TERREL "TERRY" K. PETERMAN
DANIEL PETERSON
PAUL NICHOLAS PETHIA
MICHAEL R. PHIPPS
THOMAS J. PLAGLIARINI
PAUL PODMAJERSKY
DOUGLAS T. POWELL
EARL POWELL
ROBERT B. PURVIS



ALBERT G. RAMPONE II
KENNETH G. RIGGS
THOMAS B. RIDENHOUR
LAWRENCE ROBSON
JACK R. ROGERS
ALZONIA ROSEBORO



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JAMES SALADIN
LARRY R. SALZMAN
LT COL JACK WILLIAM SERIG JR
DAREL L. SCOTT
DUG SCOTT
FRED SHANHART
RICHARD D. SHARP
PATRICK M. SHELEY
ESTESE N. SHIPES
ANDREW M. SIMON
DOUGLAS L. SIMPSON
BOBBY SINCLAIR
DANIEL W. SMITH
DONALD HAROLD SMITH
L.A. SMITH
TIMOTHY W. SOMODY
BOBBIE LENVILLE STANFILL
JOHN T. STEPHENS
THOMAS R. STUNDA
JOESEPH "JOE" L. SULLIVAN JR
PAUL L. SWOL



THOMAS J. TAGGART
MILTON C. THOMAS
JOHNNY TURPIN
JOE B. THURSTON


LUCIUS THEODORE "TED" UNTALAN



THOMAS STEVE "RED" VANDEVENDER



SAMUEL M. WALL
JAMES A. WARREN
STEVE WATSON
LARRY W. WEBB
FRANK WELCH
THOMAS JAMES WEST
KENNETH FRANCIS WILSON
WILLIAM O. WILSON
THOMAS H. WINGFIELD
PETER E. WITTING
RICHARD P. WOOD

Y

JOSEPH CALDWELL YEATER
RALPH YOUNG
ROGER A. YOUNG
JAMES K. YAMAMOTO


Z

NICKOLAS F. ZARA
LESLIE J. ZARCONE
PEDRO ZUNIGA


AN INTRUDER IS NOT DEAD UNTIL HE IS FORGOTTEN