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Location 02W- 030, 31, 32, on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C represent the crew of a Huey UH-1C #458.
Warrant Officer Stansbury Thomas Rodgers-Commander.
Houston, Texas
Warrant Officer Fredrick Conrad Hebert-Pilot.
Richmond, Virginia
Sp4 Chris Rodger Behm-Crew Chief.
Pensacola, Florida
Sp4 Ronald Glenn Ricks-Gunner.
Dallas, Texas


Fred Conrad Herbert *** U.S. Army *** Vietnam 1971

Fred piloted the Huey UH-1C helicopter flying with the U.S. Army's 117th Helicopter Assault Squadron under the call sign as " Sidewinder 4." On September 30, 1971 while escorting a resupply mission to a remote firebase in the Tay Ninh Province near Cambodia. They engaged the North Vietnamese Army and drew heavy fire, his aircraft "Death's Orgasim"(tail #458) was stuck by 51 mm machine gun fire. With the Huey mortally wounded, Fred and the crew were killed in action when it crashed. Recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross medal.

Chris Roger Behm *** U.S. Army *** Vietnam 1971


Chris Behm was a Door Gunner and Crew Chief on a Huey helicopter with the U.S. Army's 117th Helicopter Assault Company out of Bien Hoa, Vietnam. On September 30, 1971 as they provided machine gun fire while escorting a supply mission to a remote fire base in Tay Ninh Province, Chris along with crew members of his Huey were killed in action when their aircraft was stuck by enemy fire and crashed in a remote jungle region near the Cambodian border. Recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross medal.


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