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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.


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


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