BigWindow BackArrow top

Info Sheet - Howard D. "Doug" Anderson
Killed in Action 27 December 1967
Other KIA crew members: Mark Schmidt, John Barsch, and Roger Henson


Remembering Doug:

Charles (Centaur 16 - Festus) Hagan
friend and comrade
Hartford, KY
The moving wall, left, my community today and though, it has been here before, this is the first occasion, I have had the courage, to go. After more than 40, years, it was overwhelming, to again see your name, but it, has been as indelibly etched, on my soul for all, that time, as it is, on the stone. I hope God, has blessed you. Hagan
Nov 9, 2009

Leo Rice
friend, that served together
Ashland, KY
A hero who went away, without being told, of
I will, never forget the terrible day, you were shot down, you, Mark, Roger & John, you did not have a chance to survive. I had to help carry, your bodys out, now as Vietnam veterans, we have to fight for our health benefits, we are getting a lot older, we are in our mid and upper 50/s, may you rest in peace, my friend.
Wednesday, April 12, 2000
Lynda Burleigh
Old Classmate
After all these years, I still remember your smile. That double date with Sandy. Whispering during Mass. How you sang off key during Choir Practice. Swimming at Jack Tar's Pool. Graduation came and we lost touch. Too soon you were gone. You are missed.
Sunday, March 28, 1999

Mark Jerome
My dad served and was killed, with you. God has sent, Leo, to me with the help, of dad and his fellow crew. we never met and from what i have heard, you are and always will be hero's, in my heart. I love and miss you all. thank you, for looking over leo and me. We love you, guys.
Friday, September 14, 2001

Pat Eastes, Centaur 21, Aug67-Aug68
Regret and guilt at the death of Howard Anderson
I served with Howard Anderson in D trp, 3/4 Cav. Howard took my standby on 12-27-67 so I could go to the PX. On my way back, I saw the smoke from what I learned later was the crash in which Howard was killed. I have felt a good bit of guilt about this for over 30 years, but there is no rectifying the situation. He was a good pilot and a good Warrant Officer. I am very sorry he had to be killed in such a futile action.
I hope that he is resting in peace, along with the other 3 crewmembers, Mark Schmidt, John Barsch, and Roger Henson. They did their duty as best they could. The Centaurs were a proud lot, and during my tour this was the only full flight crew that we lost. To Howard's family: I hope that your pain has eased somewhat over the years. Know that at least one of his comrades-in-arms remembers and is thinking of him often.


Date of Birth: 09/19/1947
Home City: Marathon Shores, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/3/4 CAV
Major organization: 25th Infantry Division
Flight class: 67-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 32E-067
Short Summary: M/R severed by M-79 round on UH-1C gunship at Cu Chi at 50 ft.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09468
Service number: W3157252
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: M-79 Round
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 09/17/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer

Helicopter UH-1C 65-09468

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09468
Date: 12/27/1967
Incident number: 67122710.KIA
Unit: D/3/4 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0200 feet and 080 knots.
The station for this helicopter was Hau Nghia in South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (REC RIF)
The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System causing a Blast.
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
Casualties = 04 KIA . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNNF, CASRP, FM232, CRAFX, LNOF, 74587 (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory