Blaine Wilbert Enos, Jr
Specialist Four
RECON PLT, E CO, 1ST BN, 506TH INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Latrobe, Pennsylvania
December 25, 1948 to January 31, 1970
BLAINE W ENOS Jr is on the Wall at Panel W14, Line 83

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Blaine W Enos

SP4 BLAINE WILBERT ENOS Jr

 
Veterans' Day 2003

Chip, I still can remember the letters we exchanged, you were in your final week in Basic and I was just starting my first week, then later on you were in Nam and I was just getting orders to go.

Who could have ever imagined I would have to be your "Body Escort" before I ever left "The World" to go to Nam myself? Although it's been over 33 years I can remember it like it was yesterday. I'll always remember the good times we had growing up,and all the unfinished things we would have done.

So this is just to say "Hey cuz, I hope to see you again someday when we can talk about all the good times, and laugh and joke like we used to".

Joe


 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On the morning of 31 Jan 1970, a team of engineers and infantrymen were lowered in place to cut a new landing zone out of the jungles of Quang Tri Province. When the work was finished the team was to be picked up by helicopters of C Company, 158th Assault Helicopter Battalion.

One of the pick-up Hueys, UH-1H tail number 68-15563, was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade as it lifted off. Although the crew managed to keep it airborne for several hundred yards, when the Huey crashed six men were fatally injured:

  • CPT Donald Lloyd Swanson, pilot, KIA
  • WO Philippe L. Las Hermes, copilot, WIA - died 02/14/70
  • SP4 Mahlon Ronnie Arnett, gunner, WIA - died 02/08/70
  • SP4 Blaine W. Enos, 1st Bn, 506th Inf, KIA
  • PFC Paul H. Cardenas, Jr, 1st Bn, 506th Inf, KIA
  • PFC O'Neil J. Pellegrin, Jr, 1st Bn, 506th Inf, KIA

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