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Daniel Joseph Vaughn

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Sketch by Cliff Wheeler

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


From Lompoc, California
Born September 18th, 1949
Roman Catholic

Tour of duty began on July 6th, 1969
Killed in action on May 11, 1970 near
the city of 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



Vaughan 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 Daniel Joseph Vaughan, 20 year old single soldier from Lompoc, California. His tour of duty began on July 6, 1969.
  • SP5 Joseph W. Cunningham, Jr.
  • SP5 Scott Eugene Sutherland
  • SP4 Danny Joe Taulbee

Attack details at Ned Heintz's page.



A MAN IS NOT DEAD UNTIL HE IS FORGOTTEN

ONCE AN INTRUDER ... ALWAYS AN INTRUDER

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