Arthur Gerald Qualls
Specialist 5th Class, Combat Aviation Crew Chief
281st Assault Helicopter Company
10th CAB, 17th CAG, 1st AVN BDE
From Memphis, Tennessee
Born November 27, 1948
Tour of duty began on July 11, 1968
as a rotary wing mechanic.
Killed on May 20, 1970 in
Binh Thuan, South Vietnam in a
non-combat helicopter crash
while serving as a crew chief.
Vietnam Wall Panel 10W, Line 72
SP5 Arthur G. Qualls, a 21 year old married soldier from Memphis Tennessee. His tour of duty with the 281st AHC began on July 11, 1968. Arthur was the crew chief on UH-1H 66-16009 when the aircraft crashed near Binh Thuan killing him and the door gunner SP5 Paul B. Lambertson. Arthur and Paul were the last individuals lost by the 281st Assault Helicopter Company in the Vietnam war and they shall never be forgotten.
A MAN IS NOT DEAD UNTIL HE IS FORGOTTEN
ONCE AN INTRUDER ... ALWAYS AN INTRUDER