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Frank Melvin Kaiser

sketch

Sketch by Cliff Wheeler

Specialist 5th Class, Combat Aviation Crew Chief
281st Assault Helicopter Company
10th CAB, 17th CAG, 1st AVN BDE


From Madison, Minnesota
Born May 7th, 1947
Protestant

Tour of duty began on April 24, 1969.
Killed in action on February 6, 1970
in Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam
when his helicopter was shot down.

Vietnam Wall Panel 14W, Line 108.

1stAB Army Aviator

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

Frank Kaiser
Photo courtesy
of Mike Olson
SP5 Frank M. Kaiser was a 22 year-old married soldier from Madison, Minnesota. Frank joined the 281st AHC on April 24, 1969 and was killed in action while flying a combat aviation support mission as the crew chief on UH1-H 68-16525 on February 6, 1970. He was killed in Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam along with WO Tarry T. O'Reilly, the pilot and SP5 Alan Howard Johnson the Door Gunner. Frank was a highly respected crew chief and member of the 281st Flight. He was a Protestant.

His name is inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
on Panel 14W - Line 108.
He shall not be forgotten.

A MAN IS NOT DEAD UNTIL HE IS FORGOTTEN

ONCE AN INTRUDER ... ALWAYS AN INTRUDER

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