Russel Dean Bentson

Warrant Officer
Army of the United States
30 November 1946 - 26 October 1967
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Army Aviator

Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Russel Dean Bentson

08 Jan 1999

Russel was a helicopter pilot in the 114th Assault Helicopter Company.
He is remembered by his friends and family.

Steve Bunker
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3 June 2001

Never a day goes by that I don't think of you. Mom and Dad are 81 and 82 now, and extremely ill. Uncle Bob saw an obituary from Fort Worth, Texas, about Sam Hunt, and Mom and Dad went to visit his family in the summer of 1968. Sam's brother was following you and Sam in another helicopter and we were able to find out how you died. The rotor broke and you crashed. I hope you didn't suffer. It's affected my whole life.

I love you so much,

Your loving sister,

31 Mar 2006


by his brother,
Ron Bentson
1607 East 3350 South, Salt Lake City, Utah

Notes from The Virtual Wall

Four men of the 114th AHC died in the crash of their UH-1C HUEY (hull number 66-00514): The HUEY's blade retention nut on the main rotor cracked and failed, causing the aircraft to crash in a rice paddy and burn. (Source: 114th AHC site)

A simple granite monument dedicated to 70 men of the 114th AHC killed in action in Vietnam was unveiled Saturday, May 27, 2000, at the Georgia Veterans' Memorial State Park, Cordele, Georgia. The monument was placed in front of a helicopter used by the 114th during the Vietnam War that is part of the park's aircraft exhibit; the history of the memorial and its dedication is on the 114th's site .

114th AHC Memorial Memorial in place

The men of the
114th Assault Helicopter Company
remember their lost comrades.

114th AHC Memorial Wall

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his sister,
Rise Bentson Argyle
08 Jan 1999

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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