Arthur Albert Erwin

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
24 July 1947 - 10 July 1967
Eugene, Oregon
Panel 23E Line 041

Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign


The database page for Arthur Albert Erwin

10 Dec 2002

Arthur A Erwin

Remembrances from the class of "66"
South Eugene High School "AXEMEN"
Eugene, Oregon


Bruce Dyer
MACV Saigon 69-70

12 Feb 2004

Honoring our classmates.

South Eugene High School, Eugene, Oregon will have a Vietnam Memorial dedication Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 2 PM in remembrance of our classmates

* LtCol William R. Andrews, 433rd TFS (09/06/1974)
* LCpl William A. Beckwith, 3rd Bn, 4th Marines (07/04/1968)
* SGT James W. Cartwright, C Co, 3rd Bn, 12th Infantry (05/23/1967)
* Cpl Robert K. Collins, C Btry, 1st Bn, 12th Marines (12/08/1965)
* SP4 Arthur A. Erwin, A Co, 4th Bn, 503rd Infantry (07/10/1967)
* SGT Carlton C. Gray, C Co, 158th AHB (05/18/1970)
* PFC Carl F. Louvring, E Trp, 17th Cavalry (05/13/1967)
* LCpl Dennis E. Mickelson, A Co, 3rd Recon Bn (12/28/1968) (Silver Star)
* PFC William G. Muir, B Co, 3rd Bn, 8th Infantry (11/11/1967)
* PFC Kreg A. Viestenz, C Co, 1st Bn, 5th Cavalry (09/18/1968)

Additional information on these men is available in the Eugene, Oregon, Register-Guard article republished here.

For information pertaining to this event contact

27 May 2007

If anyone reads this please contact me. My cousin Andy Samans was among those who died with Arthur and the others from their unit. I wanted to know if anyone has pictures ... maybe of the group of the guys in Arthur's unit? Andy's mom is still alive at age 93 and I know she'd like to hear stories you might have of Andy from loved ones who were with him. Today is May 27, 2007. I have tried emailing those whose emails I saw on the www site but they were returned.

From Andy Saman's first cousin (our dad's were brothers!),
Barb Samans

10 Jul 2007

I know these young men well (Jordan, Beach, Crozier, Erwin) because I was one of them. We were a rowdy family who cared for each other.

I thank the Lord for the opportunity to know each one of them personally. It was 40 years ago today. Some memories are fading now but I still remember.

David Alligood
1Lt. A/4/503

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 10 July 1967, while conducting a large scale search and destroy mission near Dak To, Company A, 4/503rd Infantry, engaged an entrenched Viet Cong main force battalion. Company A lost 10 men killed in action during heavy fighting:
  • 1LT Daniel W. Jordan, Griffith, IN (Dist Svc Cross)
  • SFC Myron S. Beach, Elmira, NY
  • SGT David P. Crozier, Baltimore, MD
  • SGT William J. Deuerling, New Smyrna Beach, FL
  • SP4 Roger W. Clark, Pittsfield, VT
  • SP4 Arthur A. Erwin, Eugene, OR
  • SP4 Oris L. Poole, Screven, GA
  • SP4 Walter A. Samans, Richmond, VA
  • SP4 Franklin S. Shepherd, North Wilkesboro, NC
  • PFC John C. Borowski, Chicago, IL (Dist Svc Cross)

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a classmate,
Bruce D. Dyer

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 10 Dec 2002
Last updated 02/20/2008