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Spec Louis Elton Armstead

Spec Louis Elton Armstead

Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, USA
Death 1 Nov 1967 (aged 21)
Ben Luc, Long An, Vietnam
Burial Valhalla, Chowan County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 17221962 · View Source
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Sp4 Louis Elton Armstead, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Edenton, North Carolina.

As a member of the Army, SP4 Armstead served our country until November 1st, 1967 in Log An, South Vietnam. He was 21 years old and was not married. Louis died when his helicopter crashed. While on a night resupply mission, the sling load hit the ground causing the pilot to turn on the landing light. This revealed the Aircraft was about to hit a tree. The aircraft hit a tree causing it to crash and burn. His body was recovered. SP4 Armstead is on panel 28E, line 107 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.

He was killed in action from an incident while performing the duty of Door Gunner. His Unit was the 213 ASHC. He was an 11B20 Infantryman.

Luie took my flight that night. Had he not, I would have died. He did it out of simple friendship. I've remembered that throughout my life, and tried to do the best with it that I could. Thank you Armstead. Tim Murphy.

A Son's Tribute to a father: I am this hero's son I am a MSG and currently served with the United States Army I now have 24 years of great service. My dad motivated me to be the fine Soldier I am today . My mom misses dad so much so we just continue to pray for peace and as I have also served in combat Iraq and Afghnistan my dad has kept me safe I know God Bless the fallen and those currently and have served faithfully. Randy Hill, 6405 Wooded Glen Court, Apt 304 Chester, Va, 23831.

He was the Son of Johnnie W Armstead and Claudia Valentine Armstead, Route #1, Box 94, Edenton, NC, he also had a Son, Randy.

He served with the 213th AHSC, "Black Cats", 12th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade, USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Silver Star Medal, The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, the Vietnam Service Medal, The Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, The National Defense Service Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal and The Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters.

  • Created by: Tom Reece
  • Added: 30 Dec 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17221962
  • Randy Hill
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Spec Louis Elton Armstead (5 Dec 1945–1 Nov 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17221962, citing Warren Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Valhalla, Chowan County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Tom Reece (contributor 46857744) .