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Danny Joe Taulbee

sketch

Sketch by Cliff Wheeler

Specialist 4th Class, Combat Aviation Crew Chief
281st Assault Helicopter Company
10th CAB, 17th CAG, 1st AVN BDE


From Lee City, Kentucky
Born August 7th, 1949
Church of God

Tour of duty began on October 2nd, 1969
Killed in action on May 11, 1970 at
Pleiku, South Vietnam during
an enemy rocket attack.

Vietnam Wall Panel 10W, Line 20

1stAB Army Aviator

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



Danny 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:

  • SP4 Danny Joe Taulbee, a 20 year old single soldier from Lee City, Kentucky. His tour of duty began on October 2, 1969.
  • SP5 Scott Eugene Sutherland
  • SP5 Joseph W. Cunningham, Jr.
  • SP5 Daniel Joseph Vaughan

Attack details at Ned Heintz's page.

Danny J. Taulbee has been adopted by Jack Mayhew of the 281st AHC Association who is preparing his "Book Of Remembrance" for the 281st AHC web site.



A MAN IS NOT DEAD UNTIL HE IS FORGOTTEN

ONCE AN INTRUDER ... ALWAYS AN INTRUDER

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