1LT Hardy Eugene Calloway

1LT Hardy Eugene Calloway

Birth
Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
Death 18 Mar 1969 (aged 26)
Long An, Vietnam
Burial Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Plot Section 29 Site 241
Memorial ID 2933767 · View Source
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In Loving Memory ... 1Lt. Hardy Eugene Calloway.
*** Hardy was a graduate of Officer Candidate School at Ft Knox Kentucky and a small group of us have established memorials for all our fellows lost in Vietnam and are checking all memorials managed by others.
We noticed that Hardy's start date is incorrect. His tour began Feb 9 1969 and of course he was KIA on March 18 1969. Thanks for taking care of his memorial.
Regards,Hugh


You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in your family and those who knew you and loved you. You will live on because we remember you!


HARDY EUGENE CALLOWAY - Army - 1LT - O2
Age: 26
Race: Caucasian
Date of Birth Jul 30, 1942: Per Wife-Born in Mobile, Alabama
From: PENSACOLA, FL
Religion: ROMAN CATHOLIC
Marital Status: Married - Dee Morris Calloway, June 1963 in Escambia, Florida. living in Pace,Fl, Daughter-Kimberly Kay Calloway living in Pensacola, Fl, Grandson, Joshuah Heith Fussner (Krystal) living in Ethiopia, Grandson, Joseph Garrett Fussner living in Pensacola, Fl, Granddaughter, Mellonie F. Bennett (Dustin) living in Newnan, Georgia and
8 great grandchildren.
Parents: Father: Alfred Tennyson Calloway Born, 2 FEB 1913 in Collins, GA and Died June 3, 2005 and Mother, Louise Sullivan Calloway, Born Oct. 21, 1920 in Plant City, Florida and Died Feb. 10, 2012.
Three Brothers, William A. "Stony" Calloway and his wife Joan of Pace, FL, Jim E. Calloway of Fairhope, AL, Carl Dave Calloway and his wife Betty of Maryville, TN; one Sister, Betty L. Calloway of Pensacola.

*** Most of the photo's were sent to me to post by his wife, Dee Morris Calloway.

***** Uncle Hardy you shall never be forgotten. Your family shall always miss you.
Cindy
Pat and Cindy ( Calloway) Nooner
Monday, May 31, 2010

***** Hardy was a pilot/gunner,not a door gunner! I flew to the crash site with the initial investigation team, and some of the infantry that secured the crash site.
trtbeknown




1LT - O2 - Army - Reserve
Length of service 2 years
Casualty was on Mar 18, 1969
In LONG AN, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
1ST LT, US ARMY VIETNAM
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS
PURPLE HEART
AIR MEDAL
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/3/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-18
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 29W-066
Short Summary: Rotor separation, crash and fire.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15580
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot/gunner
Started Tour: 02/09/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Long An Province III Corps.


Body was recovered
Panel 29W - Line 66


Crew Members:
AC WO1 LUND WILLARD SPENCER KIA
P 1LT CALLOWAY HARDY EUGENE KIA



War Story:
We were hunting in the Plain of Reeds. On the Bo Bo Canal, we found 90 sampans.

We got them running and we piled on the infantry. We were relieved on station and "Stogie 44" was requested to dump another load of rockets.

We refueled and rearmed at Tan An. He went back and I flew to Dong Tam. They were dead before I got to the revetments. from William "Bill" R. Smith, July 2000.





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LT CALLOWAY WAS A MEMBER OF BTRP, 3RD SQDN, 17TH CAVALRY, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV. HIS MOS WAS 61204, THAT OF A PILOT WITH AN ARMORED RECONNAISSANCE UNIT. HIS TOUR OF DUTY IN VIETNAM STARTED ON SEPTEMBER 2ND, 1969. 37 DAYS AFTER ARRIVING IN COUNTRY, HIS HELICOPTER WAS SHOT DOWN. HIS BODY WAS RECOVERED.
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Thank you to Find A Grave contributor Bob Forman for sponsoring the memorial for Hardy Calloway.

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1ST LT, US ARMY
VIETNAM
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS
PURPLE HEART
AIR MEDAL


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  • Maintained by: Eddieb
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2933767
  • Bob Forman
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Hardy Eugene Calloway (30 Jul 1942–18 Mar 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2933767, citing Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Eddieb (contributor 46600350) .