Calvin Dwight MaberryPrivate First Class
B TRP, 1ST SQDN, 9TH CAVALRY, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
16 August 1947 - 22 March 1967
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The database page for Calvin Dwight Maberry
Calvin, better known as "Cal" to his family and friends, was born in Wichita Fall, Texas. He grew up in the small agriculture community of Sylvester, Texas which is north of Sweetwater, Texas. The community had about 60 residents. He attended high school nearby in McCaulley, Texas and also in Sweetwater, Texas and was a 1965 graduate. He liked to hunt and fish. He and his friends liked to swim in the river, especially on Christmas Day!
He had plans to come home and raise cattle on the little piece of land that he and his siblings had inherited from their grandfather.
He was a crew chief on a helicopter and it was shot down when it was making a gun run.
He is remembered by his community and by the Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in Midland, Texas. May his sacrifice not be forgotten.
21 Dec 2005
The photo was provide by Cal's sister, Sue Moseley of Blackwell, Texas. Cal is buried in the Sweetwater City Cemetery in Sweetwater, Texas.
22 Sep 2006
Cal was a cousin to Major Roy J. Blakeley, U.S. Air Force of Rotan, Texas, who also perished in Vietnam. This information was provided by Larry Blakeley, the son of Major Blakeley.
From a PBVVM representative,
Billy M. Brown
Thanks for all your sacrifice for our country. You and the others will never be forgotten. I grew up close to where you did ... in McCaulley, Texas.
From a friend,
A Note from The Virtual WallFour men from B Troop were killed when UH-1B tail number 64-14080 was shot down on 22 March 1967:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 24 Apr 2005
Last updated 08/10/2009