More detail on this person: Killed while ferrying an H-19 from the factory to Ft. Rucker DNV. Copter Is Found Near Pacheco Pass FT. ORD, Monterey Co. - (UPI) - The San Benito sheriff's office in Hollister reported today that an H-21 army helicopter, missing with four believed aboard a flight from Stockton to here Saturday, had been found a mile south of Pacheco Pass. The brief report did not say whether any survivors had been found. Meanwhile the army here released the names of two men in the helicopter. They are Warrant Officer David P. Hestor, 33, Mariana, and Junior W. Hunt, 33, whose separated wife, Nita, lives in San Jose, and whose father, W.B. Hunt, lives in Modesto. The army said it has not been proved so far that two others were aboard. The army said 400 troops searched a 20 square mile area on either side of the pass this morning while fog kept all aircraft grounded. 17 JAN 59 CWO David P. Hestor [P] CWO Junior W. Hunt [P] MSG Henry E. Richison PFC George Cote [C] California [Need A/C Unit] H-21 A/C crashed and burned 1 mi south of Pacheco Pass (Cathedral Peak) after encountering dense fog while on a flight from Stockton to Ft Ord.
Burial information: Acacia Memorial Park, Modesto, CA
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Date posted on this site: 09/19/2018
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