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WO Gale Washington Butcher, Jr.

WO Gale Washington Butcher, Jr.

Birth
San Joaquin County, California, USA
Death 8 Jan 1970 (aged 20)
Vietnam
Burial Manteca, San Joaquin County, California, USA
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Memorial ID 13092704 · View Source
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Gale lived in the area of Hayward, California and was a member of class 69-37, B-2, 4th WOC Company at the US Army Primary Helicopter Center at Fort Wolters in Texas.

Gale served as a helicopter pilot with the rank of Warrant Officer 1 in the Army with the 114th Assault Helicopter Company, 214th Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Brigade. He was ten days into his tour of duty when he flew as a crew member (along with seven other men) on 66-16871; the helicopter came under hostile fire and crashed into the Mekong River in Kien Phong (now Ðồng Tháp) Province. He is listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Panel 14W, Row 11).

Additional information might be found in the "Hayward Daily Review" issue of January 17, 1970. CABI gives his mother's maiden name as "MCCORMICK".


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  • Created by: Megan
  • Added: 22 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13092704
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for WO Gale Washington Butcher, Jr. (14 Feb 1949–8 Jan 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13092704, citing Park View Cemetery and Funeral Home, Manteca, San Joaquin County, California, USA ; Maintained by Megan (contributor 46488108) .