David Neil Head

Army of the United States
11 January 1945 - 20 February 1971
Arkansas City, Kansas
Panel 05W Line 124



Army Aviator

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for David Neil Head

17 Sep 2001

Always remembering one of the finest Pilots with whom I had the privilege to fly.

From a friend,
Glenn E. Teague

10 Nov 2002

What I would like to say about David is that my grandfather was in the war with him and his name is Nick Grube and I watched a film in school on the Wall and they showed his name and his sister Sheila and I think that it is very nice of people who are there for David and who are there for his family.

Well, I think that is all I have to say. My name is Kayla Dakin and I'm 11 years old and go to the Raynham Middle School.

From a friend's granddaughter,
E-mail will be forwarded by the

07 Dec 2002

I remember.

Lou Bartolotta, Masher 27
B 227th AHC
Sept 70-Sept 71

22 Dec 2002

My father was the pilot in the crash that Captain David Head died in.
Through my father I have learned what it was like to be there.
God Bless all the men who fought for us,
and may the angels keep those who died safe.
God Bless and many prayers to you all.

From the daughter of a pilot,
Nicole Cleary
E-mail will be forwarded by the

01 Sep 2003

I will say to Captain Head, I remember the day well. I was on the radios
in the commo bunker, I got the transmission from WO Cleary - he said
"May Day, May Day, May Day"
and that was all!

May God bless them all!

Larry Harty
Co. B, 227th AHB, 1st Cav

11 Jul 2006

David was my uncle through marriage. Even though I did not know him, his service did have an impact on my life. I have been a helicopter crew chief and mechanic in the Army for 12 years. I am scheduled to go to flight school in January. Thank you for your posts!

Matthew Ingmire (Sheila Head Ingmire's son)

12 Mar 2007

The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
The soldier's last tattoo;
No more on Life's parade shall meet
That brave and fallen few.
On Fame's eternal camping-ground
Their silent tents are spread,
And Glory guards, with solemn round,
The bivouac of the dead.

I was in country when my family friend was killed in action. This is my humble tribute to an ordinary man who accomplished extraordinary feats under arduous conditions. So did we all.

Richard Shepherd

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Four men died and one survived when a UH-1H (tail number 68-15589) of B Company, 227th Cbt Avn Bn, was hit in the port side by a B-40 rocket while at low altitude approaching an unsecured landing zone. The four dead were The Aircraft Commander, CW2 Timothy E Cleary, still strapped in his seat, was ejected by the force of the explosion and survived.

The three crewmen are remembered by their comrades in
Bravo Company, 227th AHB.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Glenn E. Teague

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 17 Sep 2001
Last updated 08/14/2007