Put the names of the men of Flying Tiger Flight 739 on the Vietnam Wall
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Put the names of the men of Flying Tiger Flight 739 on the Vietnam Wall

    1. frank allen
    2. Petition by

      frank allen

      Mansfield, MA

The men of Flying Tiger Line Flight 739 gave their last full measure of devotion. Their sacrifice should be recognized the same of as the other Vietnam Vetrans who gave their lives in service to their country. Time is running out for many of the people who would love to see their loved one's name on the memorial. Many of the widows of these men have died, are we going to let their children also die without seeing their dads honored? Please sign the petition and ask others to do the same. We need a groundswell of support to show the Department of Defense that Americans want their fallen Heros honored. Check out the following web page: http://www.locophotogblog.com/?p=1059

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. New article in Stars and Stripes

      frank allen
      Petition Organizer
      Listing on Vietnam Wall sought for troops killed in 1962 plane crash

      A petition has been launched to get the names of soldiers who were lost on Flying Tiger Flight 739 added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. But proponents face an uphill battle, and need to prove that the plane was headed to Vietnam for a combat mission.

    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. Attention family members of those who died on Flight 739

      frank allen
      Petition Organizer

      UPDATE: Matthew Burke, a reporter from Stars and Stripes, is writing a story about the petition and the guys who lost their lives on Flying Tigers Line Flight 739. He is looking for family members or anyone who can help with the story. Please email him at burke.matt@stripes.com.

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    5. Momentum is building.

      frank allen
      Petition Organizer

      In the last 48 hours the petition has received over 40 signatures. It took a month to get the first 40. Many of the family members of the men of Flight 739 are signing. We need all the help we can get. We need to speak with one voice. Keep reaching out to friends and family. Ask them to sign the petition. I really think we can make this happen.

    6. Reached 100 signatures
    7. Son & Grandson of Howard Roy Gallipeau Jr attend ceremony in Mansfield MA

      frank allen
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to everyone who has signed the petition. Today Mansfield residents saw one of their own honored. Howard Roy Gallipeau III and Howard Roy Gallipeau IV flew out from Arizona to see their father's (and Grandfather's) name unveiled on the Mansfield Vetrans War Memorial. Get the word out so that some day in the future they will be able to do the same in Washington DC. Please ask a couple of friends this week to sign the petition.

    8. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Daniel Flagler SEVERNA PARK, MD
      • 8 months ago

      At the request of a role model in my young life.

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    • Michael Grissom COLUMBIA, MO
      • 8 months ago

      My father, Sidney Grissom, was on that flight. The crash ended a distinguished career, and his name deserves to be on the Wall.

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    • Cindy Lloyd MARSHFIELD, MO
      • 8 months ago

      My Grandfather, Sydney Grissom was on that flight.

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    • Anita Bickel CARRIZOZO, NM
      • 8 months ago

      My father was on this plane. Sidney Lee Grissom

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    • Enid & Bert Powell CHICAGO, IL
      • 8 months ago

      it's the decent and honorable thing to do.

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