Henry Lee Creek

Private First Class
Army of the United States
04 December 1943 - 04 October 1966
Dallas, Texas
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Combat Infantry

National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Henry Lee Creek

30 Jul 2008

Henry, I just wanted to send this message that we had our 45th year hogh school reunion this past Saturday night (7-26-2008).

You and all of the others who paid the supreme price were not forgotten. We raised our glasses for all of you.

Your friends still miss you, and think of you.
Continue sleeping in peace, my friend, we will meet again!

From a friend,
David Flowers
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A Note from The Virtual Wall

The C-7 "Caribou" light transport was an Army aircraft, but early in the war a decision was taken to transfer them to the Air Force. The Army's six Caribou companies were matched up with an equal number of temporary Air Force squadrons, and the two groups worked together until the Air Force flight and maintenance crews were ready to stand on their own. The Army's 17th Aviation Company was paired with the Air Force's 6252nd Operations Squadron.

On 04 October 1966 C-7B CARIBOU tail number 63-9751 crashed into Hon Cong Mountain near An Khe Air Base, Binh Dinh Province. Thirteen men died in the crash:

  • Flight crew:
    • Capt Francis H. Bissaillon, Williamstown, MA, 6252 Opns Sqdn, 7th AF
    • Capt David O. Webster, Phoenix, AZ, 6252 Opns Sqdn, 7th AF
    • SSgt Daniel P. Marlowe, San Antonio, TX, 6252 Opns Sqdn, 7th AF
    • SP4 John T. Bird, Summit, NJ, 17th Avn Co, 1 Cav Div

  • Passengers:
    • CPT Johnnie L. Daniel, Johnston, SC, HHC, 1st Bde, 1 Cav Div
    • 1LT Kenneth W. West, Jacksonville, FL, B Btry, 2nd Bn, 19th Artillery
    • SFC Armando Ramos, Santurce, PR, A Co, 13th Sig Bn, 1 Cav Div
    • SSG Richard M. Prociv, Salt Lake City, UT, HHC, 1st Bde, 1 Cav Div
    • SGT Homer L. Pickett, Oklahoma City, OK, B Btry, 1st Bn, 21st Artillery
    • PFC James G. Litts, Bushkill, PA, HHC, 8th Eng Bn
    • PFC Henry L. Creek, Dallas, TX, HHC, 1st Bn, 12th Cavalry
    • PFC Ronald E. Lewis, Chicago, IL, B Co, 1st Bn, 5th Cavalry
    • PFC Donald A. Smith, Royal Oak, MI, A Co, 5th Bn, 7th Cavalry
Oddly, the three Air Force personnel are coded as hostile deaths, while the Army personnel are coded as non-hostile. There is no known evidence that the crash was due to hostile fire.

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a friend,
David Flowers
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 30 Jul 2008
Last updated 08/09/2008