JOHN ERNEST ALBANESE

 

 

William  Kibby
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Together Nellis AFB - NKP Thailand
Columbus Ohio
Friend
John was a gentle soul and an ugly war . Good friend .
Mar 18, 2013


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Janet  Mosley
SOME ONE, WHO CARES
YOU WOULD HAVE HAD, A HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Bless you, on this special, day, God Bless.
Sep 5, 2010


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manny g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. “He which hath no stomach, to this fight, let him depart. But we in it, shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless you, for your Sacrifice!!!
Sep 5, 2009


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DOROTHY  BURT
burtde@cox.net
A GRATEFUL AMERICAN
RHODE ISLAND USA
NOT FORGOTTEN
'To live, in the hearts of those, you leave behind, is never to die.' ~Robert Orr You are not forgotten this Memorial Day or any other day.
May 23, 2009


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Malcolm   Kirby
mlkdrk@earthlink.net
USAF Veteran - 191st photo recon.
Rest in Peace, my Brother
You will not be forgotten...
May 23, 2008


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Jackie Taylor
~Grateful American~
You, Sir, Have Not, Been Forgotten!
http://www.geocities.com/rememberance004

During my visit, to The Vietnam, Memorial Wall, in Washington DC., I searched and found, the names of my friends, classmates, neighbors, etched, into the smooth black face, of the Wall, an extraordinary outpouring of emotion, became so strong. I was, so overwhelmed, with sorrow and pain, that I could not hold, back the tears, for those heroes and their families who lost, so much. Though my visit, to the Wall, was a few years ago, I feel, that I left a piece, of my heart there. To honor those who died, in the Vietnam War and to say thank you, I created a small tribute, to those heroes. Please click on the link, above, to view, memorial website.
Aug 1, 2007


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Roy Spencer
USAF., Vietnam Veteran
Helicopter Heros
By May 1968, the siege at Khe Sanh, had been lifted, but North, Vietnamese Army, activity, in western Quang Tri, remained, at a high level and the "Mini-Tet" offensive, had increased, enemy activity, throughout South Vietnam. On 23, May 1968, three, CH-3E helicopters, departed, Nakon Phanom, RTAFB., on a close-hold mission - according, to one report, they "on a classified ordnance, delivery mission," according to another, they were to deliver sensors, designed, to detect and track NVA., forces. In any case, the area involved was near, Khe Sanh and the helos were escorted, by a flight of A-1, Skyraiders. On arrival, in the target area, the helos, dropped down through a hole, in a nearly-solid cloud cover. Once underneath, the flight lead (Captain, John H. McCollum, in CH-3E, tail number 66-13295) determined, that the mission was not, practical and directed, the flight to climb back, above, the cloud deck. The wing helicopters did so, without difficulty, but visual and radio contact, with Captain, McCollum's aircraft, was lost. Weather conditions pretty much limited, search and rescue efforts, to radio calls and eventually, the effort was called off, pending improved weather. When the cloud cover, broke up, smoke, from the burning wreckage, led SAR., forces, to the crash site, which was located, several hundred feet, below the peak, of a 5700-foot mountain. The aircraft wreckage, was, in two, separate areas, with the bulk, of the fuselage, about 450, feet uphill, from the aft-most, fuselage section. There were no, signs, of survivors, but attempts, to lower a search party, to the site were foiled, by heavy turbulence, around the peaks. For the next three weeks, Marine, ground forces, attempted, to reach the crash site, but were unable, to do so. Although the crash, was believed to be unsurvivable, the six, men aboard, were classed, as Missing, in Action. The five crewmen, from the 21st, Special Ops., Squadron, were: Captain, James P. McCollum, Pleasantville, NJ., pilot; Captain, William H. Taylor, Wilson, NC., copilot; SSgt., John L. Coon, Phelps, NY., Flight Engineer; Sgt., John E. Albanese, Medina, NY., Flight Engineer; and Sgt., Robert A. Fink, San Diego, CA., Crew Chief. The sixth man, Sgt., Thomas F. Buhr, Fort Wayne, IN., a combat photographer, from the 600th, Photo Squadron, was aboard in a non-crew, status. On 02, Nov., 1968, a ground party finally reached, the site and recovered human remains believed, to be those, of at least, five men. A mortuary report, from 15, Jan., 1969, stated that only the remains, of Captain, William H. Taylor, could be individually identified. The undentified remains, were given a group burial, with military honors, in Site, 346, Section, 81, of the Jefferson Barracks, National Cemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri.
May 23, 2007


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Mike Viet E Vet.
Is John Ernest family, of Louis Albanese, KIA., Dec., 1966, MOH., 1/7th, 1st, Cav. and his cousin Luigi Albanese, KIA., Aug., 1967, 1st, Inf., Div.?
May 23, 2007


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ANONYMOUS AND GRATEFUL
SO YOUNG! SO BRAVE! HOW, CAN IT BE, THAT, SOMEONE SO YOUNG, CAN, GIVE THEIR LIFE, FOR OUR COUNTRY AND SO FEW, ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR SACRIFICE. SOME, OF US CARE. THANK YOU, SEEMS SO INADEQUATE, BUT IT'S, ALL I HAVE.
Wednesday, July 05, 2006


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Jim Helmick
fellow vet.
Seattle, Wa., 98146, USA
For you, your family & friends. we didn't, forget about you. Rev: 21, 3&4
Tuesday, September 05, 2000