Paul James Allen

VMO-6, MAG-36, 1ST MAW
United States Marine Corps
12 November 1946 - 11 April 1968
Rochester, Minnesota
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UH-1 Huey

USMC Combat Aircrew

Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Paul James Allen

29 May 2006

Uncle Paul
Gone but not forgotten.

Your legacy lives on in the lives of your mother, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

We thank you for your sacrifice and entrust you to the Lord's care.

From a niece.
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A Note from The Virtual Wall

In the early morning hours of 11 April 1968, an H-34 helicopter of HMM-163 launched on a med-evac mission. The H-34 was escorted by two UH-1 gunship helicopters from VMO-6.

After picking up four wounded Marines from near Khe Sanh, the H-34 and its escorts proceeded toward Dong Ha. While enroute, a mid-air collision occurred between the H-34 and the lead UH-1 when the UH-1, which was in trail, came into contact with the H-34. Both aircraft crashed and burned near the abandoned refugee camp at Cam Lo. The casualties included

  • Aboard the H-34 (BuNo 145804), HMM-163:
    CAPT Eugene R Gannon, Pilot
    2ND LT John P Holden II, Copilot
    CPL John A Nixon, Gunner
    CPL Frederick D Graten, Crew Chief

    HN Frank P Addice, Corpsman, MAG-36
    CPL Robert W Belcher, H&S Co, 3rd Bn, 26th Marines
    PFC Dennis R Davidson, A Co, 3rd Tank Bn
    PFC Richard E Erwin, H&S Co, 3rd Bn, 26th Marines
    PFC Charles R Finley, M Co, 3rd Bn, 26th Marines

  • Aboard the UH-1E (BuNo 154968), VMO-6:
    CAPT Bruce F McMillan, Pilot
    1ST LT Ronald E Riede, Copilot
    CPL Paul J Allen, Crew Chief
    LCPL Michael G De Marco, Gunner

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 29 May 2006
Last updated 06/09/2006