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Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Combat Skyspot

Phou Pha Thi, Laos

 

—Lima Site 85 —

 
Combat Skyspot Memorial (top and front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
1. Combat Skyspot Memorial (top and front)
Inscription.
Dedicated to the brave
men who served
at Lima Site 85

Lt Col Clarence F Blanton ♦
MSgt James H Calfee +
SSgt John Daniel
SSgt James W Davis +
CMSgt Richard L Etchberger ♦
SSgt Henry G Gish +
TSgt Willis R Hall +
TSgt Melvin A Holland +
Sgt Roger D Huffman
SSgt Bill Husband
TSgt Herbert A Kirk +
SSgt David S Price +
TSgt Patrick L Shannon ♦
Capt Stanley Sliz
TSgt Donald K Springsteadah +
SSgt Jack Starling
SSgt Don F Worley +

CIA
Howard Freeman
John "Woody" Spence
Terry "TQ" Quill *

Note: CIA Officer Quill was not present
on the night of the attack but had
been present at previous attacks.
MIA +   KIA ♦

 
Erected 2017.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 32° 24.275′ N, 86° 14.975′ W. Marker is in Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of McDonald Street and Avenue D. Touch for map. Located at the Enlisted
Combat Skyspot Memorial and nearby CMSgt Richard L. Etchberger bench. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 13, 2018
2. Combat Skyspot Memorial and nearby CMSgt Richard L. Etchberger bench.
Heritage Hall on Gunter AFB and requires base access. Marker is at or near this postal address: 550 McDonald Street, Montgomery AL 36114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Award of Air Force Cross to Keary J.Miller (a few steps from this marker); Award of Air Force Cross to Dustin H. Temple (a few steps from this marker); Award of Air Force Cross to Zachary J. Rhyner (a few steps from this marker); Award of Air Force Cross to Ivan M. Ruiz (a few steps from this marker); Corporal Vernon L. Burge (a few steps from this marker); Award of Air Force Cross to Robert Gutierrez, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Award of Air Force Cross to John A. Chapman (a few steps from this marker); Award of Air Force Cross to Jason D. Cunningham (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Combat Skyspot. (Submitted on May 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on Lima Site 85. (Submitted on May 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
3. Wikipedia article on CMSgt Richard Etchberger. Includes the Medal of Honor Citation.
Medal of Honor citation for CMSgt Richard L. Etchberger who was KIA in Laos at LS-85. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 13, 2018
3. Medal of Honor citation for CMSgt Richard L. Etchberger who was KIA in Laos at LS-85.
(Submitted on May 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
Map of the Southeast Asia theater. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 13, 2018
4. Map of the Southeast Asia theater.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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