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JOSEPH W. CUNNINGHAM, Jr.

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Sketch by Cliff Wheeler

Specialist Fifth Class, Combat Aviation Crew Chief
281st Assault Helicopter Company
10th CAB, 17th CAG, 1st AVN BDE


From Oceanside, California
Born on May 19, 1947
Roman Catholic

Killed in Action on May 11, 1970 in
Pleiku, South Vietnam
during an enemy rocket attack.

Vietnam Wall Panel 10W, Line 019

1stAB Army Aviator

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

Cunningham On May 11, 1970 the 281st Assault Helicopter Company lost four of its top crew members in a rocket and mortar attack on their compound at Pleiku, South Vietnam. Each of these individuals distinguished themselves as highly respected crew members and trusted friends to all and they shall not be forgotten. They are:

  • SP5 Joseph W. Cunningham, Jr.
  • SP5 Scott Eugene Sutherland
  • SP4 Danny Joe Taulbee
  • SP5 Daniel Joseph Vaughan

A MAN IS NOT DEAD UNTIL HE IS FORGOTTEN

ONCE AN INTRUDER ... ALWAYS AN INTRUDER

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