David Joseph NachtigallSpecialist Five
155TH AHC, 52ND AVN BN, 17TH AVN GRP, 1 AVN BDE
Army of the United States
09 May 1948 - 23 February 1970
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The database page for David Joseph Nachtigall
In Loving Memory of my Uncle Dave
You are forever in my thoughts.
I only wish I had gotten the chance to know you.
Your niece, Beth A Nazeck
Although I grieved over your loss a number of years after you passed, I grew to be a much stronger person over the years.
One never knows what a loss like this can do to a person. I routinely thank all who have served or continue to serve this great nation and pray regularly for them, wishing them a safe return to their families.
From his nephew,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 23 Feb 1970, the 155th Assault Helicopter Company was tasked to provide airlift for a practice troop insertion by the ARVN ranger training group at Nha Trang. UH-1C tail number 66-00518 was the trailing aircraft during the insertion.
Unfortunately, the training exercise became all too real when 518 was shot down 22 miles southwest of Nha Trang, killing its four-man crew:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Last updated 08/10/2009