Angus W. Mc Allister, Jr
Warrant Officer
176TH AHC, 14TH AVN BN, 16TH AVN GROUP, AMERICAL DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Biloxi, Mississippi
November 27, 1946 to February 24, 1969
ANGUS W Mc ALLISTER Jr is on the Wall at Panel W31, Line 38

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16 Dec 2005

My name is Michelle Thomas Edwards and I am writing in honor of Angus William McAllister. He was my mother's only brother and would have been my uncle had he lived to meet me. Angus is remembered fondly by all who knew him. The helicopter he was flying was shot down on February 24, 1969. I enjoy hearing stories about his generous spirit and would love to learn more about him through the men who served with him in Vietnam. My husband and I have twin 2 year old boys and named one of them William McAllister after Angus. We call him "Mackie" because that was Angus' nickname growing up in Biloxi, Mississippi.

I just want everyone who visits this web site to know that Angus is not forgotten and his family misses him very much.

Michelle Edwards
mmichelleedwards@aol.com


 
28 May 2007


To Anyone Who Knew Angus:

It's Memorial Day 2007 and as I often do, I looked at Angus' picture on my wall and said, "Thank You!". Those words, when said for Angus, always have a bitter sweet twist for me. Sweet because he saved me from a terrible fate; bitter because that means he also did me a kindness that cost him his life.

On his last day, without my knowledge, he volunteered to take my mission becuase I had flown many days without a break and he was fresh. If you want to read more of the story, read this PDF file.

The last line of that story goes like this, "I keep a picture around so I can see his face every day. I can't forget the man who took my place". Thank You, Angus!

From a friend and fellow Minuteman,
Brian Lambie
blambie@hotmail.com


 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Four men from the 176TH AHC flying a routine resupply mission in UH-1D tail number 63-12999 died when the Huey was hit by .51 caliber antiaircraft fire while at 2000 feet, lost its main rotor, and crashed near Doc Tien, about 4 kilometers south-southwest of the Tam Ky airfield. The four crewmen were
  • WO Angus W. McAllister, Biloxi, MS, pilot;
  • WO Merle F. Butler, Lakewood, NY, copilot;
  • SP5 Richard W. Ford, Modesto, CA, crew chief; and
  • SP4 Jon Bailey, Gardiner, ME, door gunner.

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