Frederick Harold Flynn

Army of the United States
12 December 1947 - 01 October 1968
Warrensburg, New York
Panel 42W Line 053


Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Frederick Harold Flynn

07 Jun 2007

Fred: I visited the Wall in D.C. 2007. Phil Baker and I etched your name along with Clark Barlow's and placed them in the VFW Display Case. Your friends and family from Warrensburg N.Y. will never forget you. The park in your name which stands near your dad's house is visited by many, you would be proud. When they opened it I gave Sissy the original front page of the Warrensburg News that told us all way back then, that the rumor was true. Rest in Peace, Fred.

From a friend,
Jim Hull
Warrensburg N. Y.
E-Mail will be forwarded by the

From The Virtual Wall: Staff Sergeant Clark E. Barlow was killed on 22 April 1968 while serving with Bravo Company, 2nd Bn, 39th Infantry.

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 01 October 1968 D Company, 1st Bn, 46th Infantry was engaged in the vicinity of the Thien Phuoc Special Forces Camp in Quang Tin Province. During the fight, attempts to medevac their wounded were hampered by heavy enemy fire on the helicopters. One attempt, flown by WO1 Reinis Fox, resulted in a downed helo. WO Fox and his crew were picked up and volunteered to try again. On his second attempt WO Fox got into the landing zone, reportedly loaded 9 wounded men aboard, and was shot down after take-off. Three wounded were recovered from the downed Huey, but the bodies of the dead could not be recovered at the time. As the day wore on the US soldiers were required to pull back, taking their wounded but unable to recover their dead from the ground action. US forces later reentered the area and recovered all their dead - 16 men. Two more died of wounds incurred in the action.

The medevac helo loss is known to have resulted in eleven deaths:

  • Aircrew, UH-1H tail number 66-17029, 54th Med Det, 498th Med Co (AA):
    • WO Reinis Fox, Merritt Island, FL, pilot (DoW 10/07/1968) (Silver Star)
    • PFC Calvin E. McGilton, New Haven, CT, crew chief (DoW 10/03/1968)
    • SP4 Richard W. Sanders, flight medic, Goshen, OH

  • Wounded passengers:
    • SGT Robert F. Asher, Smiley, TX, D Co, 1/46th Infantry
    • SGT Ward E. See, Peru, IN, D Co, 1/46th Infantry
    • CPL Timothy G. Arens, Appleton, WI, D Co, 1/46th Infantry
    • CPL Frank A. Baggett, Williams, CA, C Btry, 1/14th Artillery
    • CPL Lemuel Johnson, Moore, SC, D Co, 1/46th Infantry
    • CPL Bernard J. Uhren, Billings, MT, B Btry, 1/14th Artillery
    • PFC Charles A. Branch, Glenwood, MN, D Co, 1/46th Infantry
    • PFC Jose D. Melendez-Gonzalez, Naguabo, PR, D Co, 1/46th Infantry
Seven other men died in the fighting on the ground:
  • 1LT Ronald D. Brown, Jefferson, OH
  • SGT Robert J. Davis, Abingdon, IL
  • SGT Frederick H. Flynn, Warrensburg, NY
  • CPL Gary W. Brown, Los Angeles, CA
  • CPL John W. Dingus, Kingsport, TN
  • CPL Eugene R. Suarez, Ann Arbor, MI
  • PFC Richard B. Clements, Lindsay, OK
As noted above, Fox reportedly loaded nine wounded men aboard, but only eight can be identified. All eleven men aboard the helicopter died from burns received in the crash. Corporal Gary W. Brown is not coded as a helo-related death, but he alone among the ground casualties died of burns. It is possible that he was the ninth wounded passenger, if there were indeed nine men loaded aboard.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Jim Hull
Warrensburg N. Y.
E-Mail may be forwarded via the

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 07 Jun 2007
Last updated 06/16/2007