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Go to sleep,
May the soldier
On the land
or the deep,
Safe in sleep
AIR RESCUE & SPECIAL OPERATIONS
This section is dedicated to those that paid the supreme sacrifice and to those that suffered tremendously while in the hands of the enemy. We must never forget the unselfish and dedicated service of our Air Force helicopter family members so that our country remains free.
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Erich Anderson created the Veteran Tributes website to pay tribute to all U. S. Military Veterans.
There currently are twelve tributes to Air Force helicopter crewmen
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"War drew us from our homeland in the sunlit springtime of our youth. Those who did not come back alive remain in perpetual springtime -- forever young --And a part of them is with us always." (Unknown)
Think of those who, in Lincoln's words, "gave the last full measure of devotion," and you have some idea of the price of liberty. It has been a terrible price to pay if freedom fails, but a small price indeed if the world can eventually be free.
Perhaps the most profound tribute of all was made on the first national memorial observance in May, 1868, by then - General James A. Garfield when he said: "They summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and virtue."
These links are to Jim Henthorn's detailed list of USAF Helicopter crews lost in SEA and to Rescue and SOS aircraft lost in SEA.
If discrepancies are noted please advise by sending an email to USAF ROTORHEADS