The Birddog Memorial has been installed at the Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker Alabama.
This unique memorial has been created as recognition of the service that these units and their dedicated personnel performed during a difficult time in our country’s history.
The memorial itself recognizes all eleven (11) U.S. Army Aviation units that were created and served in Vietnam in the years 1963-1971. Within these units there served an approximate 20,000 personnel that ranged in positions from Company Commanders, Pilots, Crew Chiefs, Fuelers, Maintenance, Support, Clerks, Cooks, Drivers, Observers and many others, all of whom risked their physical well being in the service to their country
Many members of these units gave their lives in the ultimate sacrifice. Some were never found and to this day are still listed as “Missing”. To this group, we can never truly repay what they gave and lost but to this honored group of personnel, this memorial will have a special place for each person’s name.
The memorial will be formally dedicated on 9 October, 2015. This dedication will be held in conjunction with the All Unit Birddog Reunion. Information about the reunion may be found at this website http://www.l19birddog.com/Memorial.htm . Please note that pavers may be purchased that will be placed around the memorial.