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Tarry Thomas O'Reilly

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Sketch by Cliff Wheeler

Warrant Officer, Aviator
281st Assault Helicopter Company
10th CAB, 17th CAG, 1st AVN BDE


From Plymouth, Maine
Born May 30th, 1949
Roman Catholic
Tour of duty began on January 4th, 1970.
Killed in action on February 10th as a result of
wounds suffered on February 6th in
Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam after
his helicopter was shot down.

Vietnam Wall Panel 14W, Line 123

1stAB Army Aviator

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



Tarry O'Reilly WO Tarry T. O'Reilly was a 20 year old single soldier from Plymouth, Maine. He joined the 281st. AHC on January 4, 1970 as an army aviator and was wounded on February 6, 1970 at Binh Dinh, South Vietnam while flying a combat aviation mission in Helicopter UH-1H 68-16525. Tarry died of his wounds on Feb. 10, 1970. SP Frank M. Kaiser, the Crew Chief and SP5 Alan Howard Johnson, the Door Gunner, were lost in the same incident. Tarry was a Roman Catholic and his name is inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on Panel 14W - Line 123. Tarry , Alan and Frank shall not be forgotten by the 281st AHC flight.


A MAN IS NOT DEAD UNTIL HE IS FORGOTTEN

ONCE AN INTRUDER ... ALWAYS AN INTRUDER

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