David Paul SchultzSpecialist Four
242ND ASHC, 269TH AVN BN, 12TH AVN GRP, 1 AVN BDE
Army of the United States
03 October 1951 - 10 July 1970
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The database page for David Paul Schultz
David, after 30+ years, I still think about you in Civil Air Patrol, Harlingen High School and leaving before your senior year for the Army. Before I knew it, you were dead. My Dad informed me after reading the paper one day when I was preparing for school.
Four years later, my Dad would ask me to stay at Texas A&M, rather than quiting at Christmas and go off to Vietnam as a door-gunner -- as you did.
Rest in Peace, David. I won't let go of your memory and what you did for your country. Wish I could have gone to your folks and expressed my friendship with you and my sorrow for their loss.
Rest in Peace.A memorial from his friend and classmate,
Richard B. Frysinger
8512 Devine Lane, Austin, Tx 78748-4824
Notes from The Virtual WallOn 10 July 1970, SP4 David Schultz was a door gunner aboard a CH-47A, tail number 65-07999, of the 242nd ASHC. The aircraft had picked up a full load of soldiers at a firebase nicknamed "the Mushroom" because it was located in a mushroom-shaped loop of a river. As the aircraft lifted off it was hit in the fuselage by a rocket-propelled grenade. The fuselage broke apart, with the cockpit section falling separately from the main fuselage. When the fuselage section hit ground it caught fire. Seven men died as a result, some in the incident itself and some later of injuries recieved. The seven men were
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 08/10/2009