Shawn Glen Cannon

Warrant Officer
Army of the United States
04 October 1946 - 09 August 1970
Flushing, New York
Panel 08W Line 097


Army Aviator

Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Shawn Glen Cannon

24 May 1999

"And I looked, and behold a pale horse:
and his name that sat on him was Death,
and Hell followed with him."
Revelation 6:8

'Sí an ghealach,
mall san oíche.
'Sí an ghrian.
Fán liom go deo.

"A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

He is listed on the WALL - at Panel 8W - Row 97.
And he will always be in my heart.
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2 Mar 2005

Gone but not Forgotten

Shawn was my first cousin. I had returned home (DEROS 9 Aug 1968) from Vietnam after serving with the Americal Division (23rd Inf) as a Mortar Crewman in I Corps, when I received the sad news. During my tour, while visiting the USO, I signed a register and turned around and Shawn's brother Conall, a Special Forces "Green Beret" was standing behind me, to my amazement! He had deployed from Hawaii with the 11th Inf which became part of the Americal Division. I will always remember Shawn as a quiet,reserved,intelligent and gentle man and a good musician. One of my favorite cousins.

RIP, Shawnee.


Rich Margott
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A Note from The Virtual Wall

UH-1C tail number 66-15201 was assigned to a light fire team based at Bac Lo to provide fire support in the Bac Lo/Dalat area. On 09 Aug 1970 the aircraft, crewed by
  • WO1 R. L. Arnold, pilot,
  • WO1 Shawn G. Cannon, pilot,
  • SP4 T. M. Robertson, crew chief, and
  • SP4 E. Murabito, gunner,
conducted a visual recon mission in the general vicinity of Bac Lo. On completion the crew landed and refueled at Bac Lo's main airstrip, then lifted off to return to the Camp Smith compound helipad. Immediately before touch-down at Camp Smith, with the aircraft in a steep descending left turn to landing, the tail boom struck an earthen berm. The Huey spun right, crashed, and burned. Warrant Officer Cannon died in the crash; the other three men survived their injuries.

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