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John David Eddy

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Eddy_-_Ann_ArborWarrant Officer John David Eddy was born on March 1, 1950 to Mr. and Mrs. Delvord Eddy of Ann Arbor, Michigan. John is a 1968 graduate of Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor. He loved team sports, the out-of-doors, and camping trips to Lake Huron when he was young. John's ambition was to fly.

Warrant Officer Eddy enlisted in the Army in 1970. He completed helicopter flight training at Fort Wolters, Texas. He went through advanced flight training at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

Warrant Officer John David Eddy began his tour in An Xugen Province, South Vietnam on June 16, 1971. John was the copilot of a helicopter gunship when it was struck by enemy gunfire and crashed. Warrant Officer Eddy died with three of crew-members on January 11, 1972. Warrant Officer John David Eddy earned the Air Medal for herosim, the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense and Vietnam Service Medals and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. The South Vietnamese Government presented him with the Military Merit Medal and Gallantry Cross with Palm.

John David Eddy is survived by his parents, a wife, two daughters and a son, and two sisters. He lived 21 years, 10 months and 10 days. His name is listed on the Vietnam Memorial in Ypsilanti Township under Ann Arbor. He is also listed on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC on Panel 02W Line 096.

 

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John  Thomas
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Assigned to same unit
We were assigned to the same unit
We were assigned to the 191st and the 162nd Assault Helicopter Co,1st Avn Bde at Can Tho. He was a Pilot and I was a Tech Helicopter Inspector. I respected him for who and what he was. I was privileged to have known him He was a fine Officer and easy to talk with. The crew were all friendly to fly with and be associated with. My regrets to his family...
Jan 29, 2012

Pat Knew
John liked his motorcycle.
John was, a pretty quiet, guy. A sweet & gentle soul. I remember in high school he was proud of his motorcyle. Surprised me the first time I seen him in leather. John still lives in the hearts that knew him.
Friday, June 09, 2006

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