SGT Larry W Maysey
COL Gregory I Barras
SGT James D Locker
SSGT Elmer L Holden
CMS Charles D King
MAJ Carl B Mitchell
PFC Eric D Saltz
OTHER IN TRIBUTE PAGES
The Search for JG 26
A Visit To The Wall
From The Other Side
Still The Noblest Calling
The Bravest of the Brave
The Fiery Loss of Strobe 01
The Prison Camp Raid
at Son Tay
A Man is Not Dead
Until He is Forgotten
The crash site of the Air Force Helicopter Jolly Green 23 was discovered
CAPT Richard Carolinus Yeend was buried in a private family ceremony in Mobile, AL on 01 October 2003.
See Tom Pilsch's website for the complete story of The Search for Jolly Green 23.
Below are pictures of the recovery of Jolly Green 23 in A Shau Valley, Laos - thirty seven miles west of Hue RVN.
An aerial view of the crash site in Laos. Just below the center is the rotor head from Jolly Green 23. Serial numbers from the rotor head proved without a doubt that this is the crash of Jolly Green 23.
A buckle, pocket knife and lieutenant's bars - some of the personal effects found at the site.
A joint service honor guard carries the remains of the crew of Jolly Green 23 upon their arrival back on American soil on 14 February 2003 at Hickam AFB in Hawaii. Their remains were transported to the US Army's Central Identification Laboratory, Hawaii (CILHI) where efforts were begun to identify them. The full story can be read in the Honolulu Advertiser. Photo by Bruce Asato, The Honolulu Advertiser.
Former Vietnam POW and retired Air Force Lt. Col. Larry Chesley, and his wife, Judy, hold their hands over their hearts as the remains of the crew of Jolly Green 23 are carried off a C-130 aircraft and into a hangar at Hickam AFB, on their way to be identified. Photo by Bruce Asato, The Honolulu Advertiser.
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