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Dale K. Porlerfield
Posted by: Ronald Harper (ID *****3230) Date: August 29, 2011 at 19:14:30
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Does anyone know his parents?

Dale K. Porterfield

Birth: Aug. 21, 1952
Death: May 2, 1972
Hai Phong Municipality, Vietnam

United States Army Specialist 4 served with the Fourth Cavalry Regiment. He was gunner aboard a UH-1H Huey helicopter while assisting the recovery of of two downed Air Force pilots. The aircraft was hit with an SA-7 surface to air missile and crashed in an area heavy with North Vietnamese Army forces. Three other crewmen; pilot, CWO William C Jesse; co-pilot, WO John J Petrilla and crew chief, Spec Charles V Morgan were classified as Missing In Action along with passenger, CPT Joseph M Berkson. Seven weeks later, on 20 Jul 1972 the wreckage was located and their remains were recovered and early in 1973 he was identified.

Los Angeles National Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section 149 Row F Site 21

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