Adamo Ermino De AngelisCaptain
HQ CO, 1ST BN, 12TH CAVALRY, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
27 July 1931 - 31 October 1969
Ramsey, New Jersey
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The database page for Adamo Ermino De Angelis
Adam was a career soldier who had also served in Korea. He wanted to serve in Vietnam since he felt he was an experienced officer who could help save many younger lives.
He left a loving wife and five children.
We miss him greatly.
From his son,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 31 Oct 1969 a UH-1H (tail number 66-16650) of B Company, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, was tasked with a command and control mission for a battalion-sized operation. The aircraft, Spade 650, returned to base at about 0830 for refueling. When it departed, it carried the 1st Bn, 12th Cavalry, command group and two artillery forward observers as passengers. At about 0930, other aircraft in the operations area heard a "MAYDAY" call from Spade 650 and watched helplessly as the Huey went into a steep descent, crashed, and burned. Ten men died in the crash, which was determined to be due to transmission failure:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 09 May 1999
Last updated 05/14/2007