The 189th Assault Helicopter Company   

604th Transportation Detachment  

519th Medical Detachment     

6th Signal Detachment   

Memorial Page


This page is dedicated to those who served. 

They are our heroes. 

May they Rest in peace. 

Name Date Aircraft # Home Town Vietnam Memorial Wall Panel
WO 1 Herbert A. Ripka 27-May-67 66-16165 Jersey Shore, PA 2.10E-01
WO1 Arnold Nakkerud 31-Jul-67 66-16529 Seattle, WA 2.40E-54
WO 1 Glen E. Shropshire 31-Jul-67 66-16529 Sandpoint, ID 2.40E-54
Sp4 Donald W. Hart 31-Jul-67 66-16529 Walla Walla, WA 2.40E-56
SFC John R. Adams 8-Nov-67 66-00695 Chico, CA 2.90E-45
WO1 Jeremiah D. McGarry 20-Dec-67 66-16154 Stillwater, MN 3.20E-31
PFC David Antol 20-Dec-67 66-16154 Dearborn, MI 3.20E-28
CW2 Orrin Dyer 3-Feb-68 w/4th ID Rummney, NH 3.70E-05
CW2 Elmer D. Lauck 11-Mar-68 66-00693 Torrington, WY 4.40E-17
PFC William A. Andrews 11-Mar-68 66-00693 Benedict, MD 4.40E-18
Sp4 David L. Groves 17-Mar-68 66-16628 Dupont City, WV 4.50E-10
Sgt Leveret R. Prosky 21-Sep-68 67-17370 Palm Springs, CA 43W-057
WO1 Bejamin W. Haire 20-May-69 66-00508 Jonesboro, GA 24W-059
Sp4 John M. Randall 20-May-69 66-00508 Phoenix, AZ 24W-061
WO1 Douglas F. Moore 22-May-69 Ayer, MA 24W-78
WO1 Larry G. Marsh 14-Sep-69 67-17316 Tallamage, OH 18W-083
WO1 Garry R. Mason 14-Sep-69 67-17316 Hendersonville, NC 18W-084
Sp5 Gale S. Pritchard 14-Sep-69 67-17316 Littleton. CO 18W-085
Sp4 Thomas E. Champagne 14-Sep-69 67-17316 Springfield, MA 18W-081
Sp4 John E. Cook 21-Oct-69 68-16094 Paragould, AR 17W-100
PFC Mark W. Burchard 17-Nov-69 66-15244 Carmont, CA 16W-086
CW2 Bernard E. Meister 14-Feb-70 W/334th Memphis, TN 13W-010
Sp4 Charles Whatley 6-Mar-70 Ground Casualty Cleveland, OH 13W-090
Sp4 Ralph E. Reed 4-Apr-70 Unknown Lexington, OH 11W-015
CPT William R. McKibben, 25-Apr-70 66-15158 Marshalltown, IA 11W-051
WO1 Robert L Pierce 25-Apr-70 66-15158 Albuquerque, NM 11W-052
PFC Norman D. Adkins 25-Apr-70 66-15158 Bedford, OH 11W-048
Sp4 Gus Smith Jr. 25-Apr-70 66-15158 Oso, WA 11W-053
1Lt Colin P. Hurd 9-May-70 65-10079 Lovell. ME 10W-006
WO1 John D. McCluskey, 9-May-70 65-10079 Bernie, MO 10W-008

 

 

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 The 189th was deactivated in Vietnam March 15, 1971


THE FOLLOWING HAVE HAVE PASSED ON SINCE VIETNAM

Name - Obituary Date of Death Burial or grave information
Williams, Ezekiel, A. 6-June,1968 Bridgewater Township, Susquehanna County, PA
Albrecht, Stanley B. 1 December, 1969 Brownton, McLeod County, Minnesota
Shaw, Philip G. 15-August, 1970 Active Duty Hunter AAF/Ft. Stewart, GA
Hamilton, Kirby A. 5-May, 1971 Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas
Stallworth, Stephen Q 29-June, 1973 Salinas, CA
Gray, Lester W. 30-December, 1982 Daleville, AL
Lowe, Jake 2-May, 1984 Roseburg, OR
Temple, Scott J. 25-February, 1988 Active Duty Ft. Sill, OK
Ratcliff, Ron 1988
Vance, Carl E. 8-April, 1991 Thurston, WA
Yinst, Charles D. 4-September, 1991 Active Duty, Buckely AFB, CO
Lumpkins, Charles H. 13-October, 1997 Baltimore, MD
Guthrie, Wilbern C. 13-November, 1997 Enterprise, AL
Acklen, Robert L. Jr. 31-December, 1998 Dallas, TX
Karrenbrock, Maynard "Bill" 4-May, 1998 Columbia, MO
Hanawalt, Brent 15-July, 2001 Five Points, OH
Sheoships, Orville J. 31-August, 2000 Pendleton, OR
Hedrick, Wayman M. 24-Jul, 2001 Powder Springs, GA
Scott, Nolan J. 13-May, 2002 Chauvin, LA
Cabigas, Gene S. 30-Noveber, 2002 Phoenix, AZ
Bartlett, Leonard J. 13-March, 2003 Castle Rock, WA
Pugh, Jim 18-December, 2003 
Villarreal, Jesse 16-March, 2004 Alvarado, TX
Winder, Joseph W. 2-August, 2004 Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia
Shinn, Edward 19-October, 2004 Slocomb, AL
Ochotsky, Roman 23-November, 2004 Oceanside, CA
Breedlove, Nick D. 29-August, 2005 Claypool Hill, VA
Burton, Robert F. 16-September, 2005 Homosassa, FL
Wright, Raymond R. 15-May, 2006 Bolivar, MO
Beaumont, Eddie 5-June, 2006
McGarity, Kenneth 3-January, 2007 Columbus, GA
Powers, Terry D. 16-March, 2007 Kewanee, IL
Fontenot, Jerry 1-April, 2007 Dickinson, TX
Loken, Jack 20-October, 2007 Ocala, FL
Newbauer, Charles F. 10-August, 2007 Bradford, OH
Hout, John David 20-October, 2007 Cumberland, MD
King, Ronald C. 21-December, 2007 West Allis, WI
Brink, Thomas L. 12-May, 2008 Alexandria, VA
Wallace, Joe 18-July, 2008 Salt Lake City, UT
Whaley, Albert P. "AP" 28-July, 2008 Lanark Beach, FL
Howe, Mike P. 24-August, 2008 Austin, TX
Morigeau, Jacque 6-November, 2008 Missoula, MT
Mc Cormick, Robert (Bob) 24-November, 2008 Cocoa, FL
Fryer, George 29-December, 2008 Fayettville, NC
Kelly, Robert N. 16-January, 2009 Lansing, MI
McCrackin, Larry D. 23-January, 2009 Cape Canaveral, FL
Kreutz, James (Jim) 26-April, 2009 Spanaway, WA
Lutzow, Wayne H. 7-May, 2009 Kansas City, MO
Rhodes, David 4-November, 2009 Costa Mesa, CA
Caldwell, Richard (Dick) 10-July, 2010 Acampo, CA
Keister, C. Brett 5-September, 2010 East Berlin, PA
Lethgo, Oran "Lee" 6-October, 2010 Albuquerque, NM
Nelson, Darrell 31-October, 2010 Las Vegas, NV
Weiland, Gary 17-February, 2011 Lexington, KY
Johnson, Bobby Ray 28-May, 2011 Athens, TX
Aquinaga, Tom 30-April, 2011 Tucson, AZ
Riovo, Jim 9-September, 2011 San Antonia, TX
Whitehurst, Terry L. 16-May, 2012 Peoria, IL
Cox, Alfred E. 4-August, 2012 Fayetteville, PA
Condo, Edward "Cherry" 28-October, 2012 Nevada City, CA
Karig, Martin Robert  2-November, 2012 San Antonia, TX
Leato, Donald L. 19-August, 2013 Justice, IL
Martinak, Jay B. 29-September, 2013 Orangevale, CA
Torres, Don 25-October, 2013 Bay Pines, FL
Matlock, James D.   4-February, 2014 Somerville, TN
Hartley, Phil 16- March, 2014 Jacksonville, FL
Shipley, Timothy W. 3-April, 2014 Dunedin, FL
Mackie, Thomas Lynn 11-April, 2014 Marie, MI
Scroggins, Donald R. 18-May, 2015 Shreveport, LA
Berryhill, Charlie 30-June, 2014 Bonham, TX
Evans, Bill 15-July, 2014 Colardo Springs, CO
Nebergall, Kent 12-August, 2014 Burbank, CA
Hurt, James L. "Jim" 12-September, 2014 Pittsburg, KS
Cox, William L. 10-October, 2014 Savannah, GA
Wheeler, Bart 20-October, 2014 Mount Enterprise, TX
Bradford, Don 24-Febuary, 2015 Anchorage, AK
Bowling, Ernest Rupert 3-August, 2015 Elisbethtown, WV
Froehlich, Leo Patrick 3-March, 2015 Gringer, WY
Stratiff, Robert R.   26-October, 2015 Petersburg, VA
Michael, Charles "Chuck" 23-May, 2016 Colorado Springs, CO
Felkel, Joseph M.  6-June, 2016 Erwin, TN
Berning, Robert (Bob)  23-June, 2016 Port Charlotte, FL
Jurgensen, Kenneth J.  9-October, 2016 Walla Walla, WA
Tucker, Thomas 17-October, 2016 Tucson, AZ
Redmon, John "David" 27-October, 2016 San Antonio, TX
Aheman, Philip J.   1-November, 2016 Jennings, LA
Silversmith, John 2-November, 2016 Great Falls, MT
Albers, James A. 4-December, 2016 New Smyrna Beach, FL
Van Zandt, Howard R.  11-December, 2016 Boulder Creek, CA
Cornell, Del 10-February, 2017 Newington, CT
Gerke, Jack E. 19-March, 2017 Hilton, NY
Gambone, Anthony (Tony)  17-June, 2017 Valdez, AK
Sennett, John "Buddy"  4-July, 2017 Houlton, ME
Russell, Gary C.   7-September, 2017 Deckerville, MI
Helbert, Clyde Eugene 5-December, 2017 Salem, VA
Vogel, Gary R. 19-January, 2018 Williamsport, PA
Neizmik, Mike 21- March, 1918 Youngsville, PA
Cochan, Pinckney (PC) 27-April, 2018 Marietta, GA
Story, Randall (Randy)  24-April, 2018 Rochester, Il 
Wick, Donn E.   4-August, 2018 San Antonio, TX
Liner, John David 7-October, 2018 Leesville, LA
Fowle, James 25-August. 2018 Alstead, NH 
Rutherford, Claude Vergil  7-December, 2018 Jacksonville, FL
Hutchens, Landon (Hutch) 19-January, 2019 Dallas, TX

 Geistdorfer, Dave

23-Febuary, 2019 Boulder Creek  CA 
Badder, Frank 15-March, 2019 Universal City, Texas

Updated May 25, 2019

It is not with pleasure that we add each name.  But they need to be honored and listed for others to know of their passing.  May they Rest In Peace.

 

If you know of a fellow 189th AHC, 604th Trans Det, 6th Signal or 519th Med Det. passing please pass it on to us where we can add them to the Memorial List.

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