Allen Jones Avery

Vietnam War
Serial #19344340
RankTechnical Sergeant, U.S. Air Force
Unit37th Air Rescue and Recovery Squadron
Entered Service From
Date of BirthFebruary 22, 1943
Date of DeathApril 6, 1972
Memorialized Courts of the Missing
Court A
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, United States

and Technical Sergeant Avery was a member of the 37th Air Rescue and Recovery Squadron, Danang, South Vietnam. On April 6, 1972, he was a crew member of a Sikorsky Sea Stallion Search Rescue Helicopter (HH-53C) on a rescue mission of downed B-52 personnel near the Demilitarized Zone, South Vietnam. The aircraft was shot down landing on its side and burned. His remains were recovered on June 7, 1994 and identified on September 25, 1997. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

rosetta medal
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