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Our Fallen Comrades

Note: I have no official way of knowing when we lose a Chinook brotherhood member. As with the Chinookcrews.com database, information on this memorial page is strictly based on what you provide for me. I will be reviewing the database for any fallen comrades whom I may have missed upon initial creation of this memorial page as I get a chance.
Name
Date Listed
Date of Death
Assignments
Comments
SGT
Shamus (Al) Goare


14 May 01

18 June 2005
I have received word that SGT Goare was killed when his CH47 was downed over Afghanistan on June 18th, 2005. The thoughts and prayers of the chinookcrews.com family are with SGT Goare's loved ones.
(Dec 94 - Sep 96) I Co 158 Avn Regt/507 Medevac
(Oct 96 - Oct 97) 1SB Sinai
(Oct 97 - Jan 99) 12 Avn Bn Ft Belvoir VA
(Jun 99 - Jun 00) C Co 52nd ROK
(Jul 00 - Jul 05) B Co 3/160th SOAR HAAF GA
SFC
Michael Russell


10 Mar 01

18 June 2005
Mike Russell was aboard the Hook that was shot down in Afghanistan on 18 June 2005. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.
(Feb 92 - Feb 95) B Co 214th Avn Regt Barbers Point HI
(Feb 95 - Aug 96) A Co 2-158th Avn Regt Ft Carson CO
(Sep 96 - Jun 05) B Co 3/160th Savannah GA
SGT
Kip Jacoby


20 Dec 03

18 June 2005
* From Kip's Grandmother *
I was reviewing your site and did not realize that this even existed! I was googling Kip Jacoby who was KIA in Afghanistan last Tuesday (June 18, 2005) when the helicopter he was in was attacked by enemy forces and shot down. This computer belongs to his grandmother, Lucy Jacoby, who asked that I find something out on him. As a private citizen I am deeply indebted to all the Kip Jacoby's who have sacrificed so much for the good of this country. He has a long lineage of heros in his family. His grandfather was a Major in the second World War and his Uncles both served as pilots in WW 2. He also had family that fought in the Revoluntary War! Can you update this site to indicate what a hero he was and the sacrifice he made? We would appreciate this. MH 47 Chinook was his plane. Thank you, Lucy Jacoby (Susan Hustwick)
(Jan 03- May 03) 67U AIT Ft Eustis VA
(Jun 03 - Jun 05) B Co3/160 SOAR HAAF GA

Kip Jacoby was aboard the Hook that was shot down in Afghanistan on 18 June 2005. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.
CW4 (Ret)
Kim Deason


6 Jun 02

29 June 2005
* From Kim's Children *
My dad passed away on the 29th of June, 2005. He was a good man, strong and honest. He always did everything as well as he could, which was usually better by far than anyone else could. He was larger than life, and he was my one and only hero. We'll all miss you dad.
(69 - 70) A Co 228th Bear Cat RVN
(70 - 72) 177th Avn Co Ft Benning GA
(81 - 85) B Co 159th Avn Ft Campbell KY
(85 - 88) 205th Avn Co Finthen Ger
(88 - 94) 214th Avn Co Barbers Point HI
(94 - 95) 7th Bn 101 Ft Campbell KY
CPL (Ret)
Ben Gatliff


7 Jun 00

May 27, 2005
I have been advised by Ben's wife Sheree that Ben passed away suddenly on May 27th, 2005. The thoughts and prayers of the chinookcrews.com family are with the Gatliff family in this time of grief.
(70 - 71) CE 132nd ASHC 14th CAB 16th CAG 23rd Inf Chu-Lia, RVN
Continued in Avn UH-1N C-130s & OH-58 P-3s US Navy Last assignment was VXE-6 ice birds. The Chinooks crewed in Vietnam tail number 440 Virgin Hunter which was involved in an accident at Phu-Bia during Lam Som 719 colliding with another Chinook, shearing off forward rotor head & blades putting this CH-47 out of action, no loss of life in accident. Went on crewed other hooks in our unit until transferred from flight platoon to commo section of 132nd ASHC
CW4 (Ret)
Mike Schovel


22 May 2000

July 1, 2004


Mike Schovel died on Thursday, July 1st, 2004. At both his viewing and funeral, the family requested stories of Mike. The family plans to bind them as a keepsake for the family. If you have any stories about Mike, please send them to
mcandeks at snowhill.com,
or eschovel atyahoo.com,
or scoopii at auburnalum.org
Paul Dorrity

15 May 2004

12 August 2003


This is in memory of James P Dorrity that went down with the crew of an MH-47E in the oceans of the Philippines. He was an outstanding soldier and friend to all!
Kevin Norman

15 May 2004

12 August 2003

He was killed near Camp Humphreys, ROK, on August 12, 2003 while conducting a routine maintenance test flight on a C-12F. He was the commander of A/6-52 Aviation, a C-12 VIP company, based in Seoul. A truly outstanding aviator, Kevin loved Chinooks and Chinook people. Even after he moved over to the fixed wing world, he never turned down an opportunity to get on top of a Chinook and poke around, or to stand on an external load during a field problem and teach young soldiers how to hook the load to the aircraft. Kevin inspired every person he knew, and his memories will be with us always. Kevin and his loving wife and West Point classmate, Brandi, were the only husband-wife combination in Korea who simultaneously commanded within the same battalion. Brandi asks that we all honor Kevin's memory by living like he did: never settling for second-best, standing up for what we believe in, and always choosing the harder right instead of the easier wrong. Warm regards, Matt Dossey
CW4
Jerry Ackers


26 April 2003

9 April 1986

CW4 Jerry Ackers was killed in a helicopter crash at Ft Stewart GA on 9Apr86. CW4 Ackers was one of the original Special Operations Task Force 160 guys. He was involved in the development of Chinook Tactics and NVG procedures from the very beginning.
SSG
Pete Everetts


26 April 2003

9 April 1986

SSG Pete Everetts was killed in a helicopter crash at Ft Stewart GA on 9 Apr 86.
SSG
Alphonso Ferguson


26 April 2003

9 April 1986

SSG Alphonso Ferguson was killed in a helicopter crash at Ft Stewart GA on 9 Apr 86.
CW4
Charles Falk


26 April 2003

9 April 1986

CW4 Charles P Falk was killed in a helicopter crash at Ft Stewart GA on 9 Apr 86.
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