Lanny Guy Ladouceur

First Lieutenant
Army of the United States
15 September 1946 - 19 May 1970
Rensselaer, NY
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UH-1 Huey

Army Aviator

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

The database page for Lanny Guy Ladouceur

The Neighbors from Second Avenue
in Rensselaer will always remember you.

The person who requested this memorial
wishes to remain anonymous.

Mission Notes

On 19 May 1970 four men of the 135th Assault Helicopter Company died when their UH-1C gunship (tail number 66-00527) was shot down by a quad-50 caliber antiaircraft gun about three miles east of Cai Ba:
  • 1LT Lanny Guy Ladouceur, pilot
  • CPT John Spurgeon Sprewell, pilot
  • SP5 Larry Evans Stone, gunner
  • PFC Richard Lee Herrington, Jr, crew chief
A second gunship was hit and seriously damaged by the same AAA site but was able to return to base with the four crewmen alive. PFC Herrington was flying in place of 527's regular crew chief, William Hysmith.

An anonymous memorial
03 Oct 2000

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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