Daniel Joseph Vaughn
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
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
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:
Attack details at Ned Heintz's page.
A MAN IS NOT DEAD UNTIL HE IS FORGOTTEN
ONCE AN INTRUDER ... ALWAYS AN INTRUDER