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Roy  Spencer
Vietnam Veteran-Air Force Pilot
Lest We Forget Our Heroes Sacrifice
On June 30, 1970, this crew was dispatched to rescue a downed flight crew. Crew aboard the Sikorsky HH53C 'Super Jolly' helicopter included the pilot, Capt. Leroy C. Schaneberg, crewmembers Major John W. Goeglein, MSgt. Paul L. Jenkins, SSgt. Marvin E. Bell, and SSgt. Michael F. Dean. The HH53C penetrated the area, known to be hostile, in an attempt to rescue the pilot, but was forced away by hostile ground fire. A second attempt was made, but the helicopter was hit, caught fire, went out of control and crashed. The Air Force states it received evidence on July 4, 1970, that the crew was KIA, but their status was changed to Missing In Action (MIA). No remains identifiable as Bell, Dean, Goeglein, Schaneberg, or Jenkins have been recovered. Schaneberg received the Air Force Cross for extraordinary heroism as the aircraft commander on this rescue mission.
Jun 30, 2015

Dan  Floyd
Thank You very much for your sacrifice and the courage and sacrifices of the rest of the aircrew.
May 25, 2013

Malcolm  Kirby
USAF Veteran - 191st photo recon.
Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 785
Rest in Peace, my Brother. You will not be forgotten...
Apr 28, 2009

manny g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. “He which hath no stomach, to this fight, let him depart. But we in it, shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless you, for your Sacrifice!!!
Jun 30, 2007

Bill Gallenstein
USAF Veteran
Zephyrhills FL 33541 USA
cold war USAF veteran remembers you on this day. My God bless you and your family always. I salute you, Thank you.
Mar 10, 2007

You, are not forgotten.

He is buried, at Arlington, National Cemetery.
Aug 25, 2006

Charlie Vickers
Friend and Fellow Airman
11, Snowgoose Cove, Greensboro, NC., 27455, USA
I had the honor of serving, with Sgt., Dean, in Southeast Asia. He was my direct supervisor, at the time, of his death. I have never met, a more devoted American, nor a finer, braver Airman, nor a finer, Human Being. He loved his work, was committed to it, with a passion. Michael, made a difference, in my life and in the lives, of many others. I still think often, of him and still visit with him, at "THE WALL," each time I visit, in Washington. You, are not forgotten. God Bless You, Michael. Rest in peace, My eternal Thanks.
Thursday, May 19, 2005

Emily Daunhauer
I remember
Our dead brothers still live for us and bid us think of life, not death-of life to which in their youth they lent the passion and joy of the spring. As I listen, the great chorus of life and joy begins again and amid the awful orchestra of seen and unseen powers and destinies of good and evil our trumpets sound once more a note of daring, hope and will. I see them now as once I saw them on this earth. They are the same bright figures that come also before your eyes and when I speak of those who were my brothers, the same words describe yours. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Grateful American
Fellow Californian
American Hero
Thank you, for your ultimate sacrifice. Rest well, SSGT., Dean. You, Sir, are not forgotten.
Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Thomas Clark
Researcher - LCHS.
8400, Wicker Ave., St. John, Indiana, 46373, USA
Michael Dean - Hero
CITATION, TO ACCOMPANY, THE AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR, (POSTHUMOUS) TO MICHAEL F. DEAN, Staff Sergeant, Michael F. Dean distinguished himself, by gallantry, in connection with military operations, against an opposing armed force, in Southeast Asia, on 30, June 1970. On that date, Sergeant Dean, an HH-530, Pararescue/Recovery Specialist, twice penetrated, an area of known hostile concentration, in a valiant, effort, to rescue, an injured, American pilot. Undaunted, after being repelled, during the first, attempt and with complete, disregard, for his personal safety, he elected, to make, a second attempt. As the helicopter, neared, the downed airman, it sustained severe battle damage, resulting, in an uncontrollable fire. Bravely returning the hostile fire, until the end, Sergeant, Dean, lost his life, while trying to save anothers, when the helicopter, impacted, the ground and exploded. By his gallantry and devotion, to duty, in the dedication, of his service, to his country, Sergeant, Dean has reflected, great credit, upon himself and the United States, Air Force.
Tuesday, October 29, 2002

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