03 May '13, 12pm

#Vietnam War #Sailors honored at @ArlingtonNatl

ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy honored four Sailors from a Vietnam-era helicopter crew during an interment ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery May 2. Lt. Dennis W. Peterson of Huntington Park, Calif., was the pilot of an SH-3A helicopter that crashed in Ha Nam Province, North Vietnam. Peterson was accounted for on March 30, 2012. Also aboard the aircraft were Ensign Donald P. Frye of Los Angeles, Calif.; Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Technicians William B. Jackson of Stockdale, Texas; and Donald P. McGrane of Waverly, Iowa. The crew was interred in its final resting place in Arlington National Cemetery. "Taking care of our Sailors and taking care of our family members is important today, just as it was back in 1967," said Cmdr. Anthony Roach, former Commander of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12, which was HS-2 during the Vietnam War. "We could not do what we d...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=73875

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