Southern Cross information
for 16 CAG 23 INF
A/123 AVN
B/123 AVN

For date 710115

16 CAG 23 INF was a US Army unit
A/123 AVN was a US Army unit
B/123 AVN was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
South Vietnam
Description: The following is an edited version of an article titled "Skillful flying." Three pilots from the 16th Combat Aviation Group recently received the "I saved one" award from the Group commander Colonel Benjamin S. Silver for their efforts in bringing down damaged aircraft safely. WO1 Theodore Beasley of Company A, 123 Aviation Battalion; WO1 William E. Bush of the 176th Aviation Company and WO1 James Powell II of Company B, 123 Aviation Battalion brought Americal aircraft to the ground with minor damage after having had major engine failures in the air. Colonel Silver praised their acts as showing "the difference between a real professional and somebody who didn't have as good a professional touch as you." "Each of your actions came under different circumstances but each one is equally deserving of recognition."
Comments: COL Silver, Benjamin S.; 16 CAG CO; ; WO1 Beasley, Theodore; A/123 Avn Bn pilot; ; WO1 Bush, William E.; 176 AHC pilot; ; WO1 Powell, James II; B/123 Avn Bn pilot; ;

The source for this information was 7101_402_scr supplied by Les Hines 04/05/2000

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