Billy Gene Creech

First Lieutenant
Army of the United States
17 August 1946 - 06 March 1969
Chamblee, Georgia
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OH-6 Loach

Army Aviator

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Billy Gene Creech

03 Dec 2000

In memory of a Chamblee High School graduate who did not come back,
from another who did.

Ken Davis

29 Oct 2003

Just a note from one of Billy's close friend from high school.

It was a sad day when I learned of Billy's death and had dreams about him for for a couple of years after that. He a great guy.

H. K. Edwards

5 Oct 2004

My brother was Captain Michael Woodside, who died along with Lt. Creech. Countless lives have been forever changed because of that tragical day. May they both rest in peace, and may the friends and family of Lt. Creech know that many still mourn the loss of these fallen heroes.

Penelope Woodside

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Two men died when their OH-6A (tail number 67-16025) was shot down while conducting a low level search in bad weather for a downed AH-1G:

The AH-1G (tail number 67-15845, A/4/77th Arty) had been shot down earlier in the day while conducting an attack and the two crewmen, CPT John T. McDonnell and 1LT Ronald Greenfield, had not been located at the time Creech and Woodside went down. Although Greenfield was picked up on 07 March, Captain McDonnell was not recovered.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
H. K. Edwards 
03 Dec 2000

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