Stephen Harold Haight
Warrant Officer Terry L Henry was killed while piloting his aircraft on a combat operation when his aircraft was fired upon by a hostile ground force, crashed, and burned in a rice paddy about 5 miles southwest of the city of Phy Vinh, Mekong Delta, Vinh Binh Province. He was piloting a "Huey" UH-1C, Tail Number 66-15148.
Personnel in the area were on hand immediately and accounted for all personnel except Crew Chief, SP4 Stephen Harold Haight. Haight was declared dead on 7 Aug 1970 as his body was not recovered from the burned out wreckage.
On May 17, 1973, the site of the crash was again searched, aided by metal detectors, centered on the coordinates of the crash. SP4 Haight's remains again were not found. Read about the additional August 1973 recovery efforts at POW Network.
You can also read more details about the crash at The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association.
Killed in the crash were:
On Monday, August 17, 1970, The Syracuse Post Standard newspaper published the following information:
Memorial Rites Slated for Gl
Memorial services for Spec. 4 Stephen H. Haight will be at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Eastern Hills Bible Church, Manlius. A member of the 191st Aviation Co., he had served in Vietnam since March 1969. He was killed while serving as crew chief aboard a helicopter. He attended Chittenango schools and graduated in June 1967 from The Manlius School. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs Harold 0. Haight; three sisters and his paternal grandparents, Mr, and Mrs. Harold H. Haight.
In addition to the Memorial Services noted above, the family was given an "In Memory Of" cemetery marker in the memory section at Arlington National Cemetery. Should his remains ever be found in the rice patties of Vietnam and returned to the family, then the 'In Memory Of' marker will be removed and a new marker placed wherever his remains may be buried.
- - The Virtual Wall, April 1, 2015
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