Benton Lewis MillerChief Warrant Officer
C CO, 3RD SQDN, 17TH CAVALRY, 1 AVN BDE
Army of the United States
28 February 1950 - 18 November 1970
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You are thought of often and still missed. You and your brothers were the little brothers I never had. I was your baby sitter when you lived in Haskins and you and your older brother gave me the mumps when I was a teenager and you were both so disappointed that I did not get them as badly as you two had them.
Roberta Huss Debbe
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 18 Nov 1970 CW2 Benton Lewis Miller, instructor pilot, and WO1 Thomas Allison Knopik, pilot under instruction, were flying a training flight from Quang Tri Airfield in UH-1H tail number 69-15565. As the aircraft was on final approach to the field it appeared to decelerate, then rolled right into a vertical descent. The tail boom separated before ground impact. Both crewmen were killed in the crash.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 10 Feb 2001
Last updated 08/10/2009