SCOTT EUGENE SUTHERLAND
Specialist 5th Class, Combat Aviation Crew Chief
281st Assault Helicopter Company
From: Bremerton, Washington
Born: March 14th, 1950
Tour of duty began on December 2nd, 1968
Killed on May 11, 1970 during
an enemy rocket attack at
Pleiku, South Vietnam.
SP5 Scott Eugene Sutherland On May 11, 1970, the 281st AHC established a forward operations base at Camp Holloway, Pleiku, Republic of Vietnam in preparation for aerial operations into Cambodia. At approximately 8:55 p.m. on May 11, the base at Camp Holloway came under enemy rocket attack. The rockets killed four crewmembers of the Wolf Pack gun platoon in their tent: Sgt. Scott E. Sutherland, Sgt. Joseph W. Cunningham, Sgt. Daniel J. Vaughan and Specialist 4 Danny J. Taulbee. Also, seriously wounded were 1st Lieutenant Jared H. Bahre and 1st Lieutenant Ned Heintz of the 1st Platoon (Rat Pack). Ned was immediately taken to the 71st Evacuation Hospital. There, despite the efforts of doctors and skilled medical personnel, Ned Succumbed to his wounds at 3:20 p.m. on May 16, 1970.
Further details of this attack can be found on Ned Heintz's page.
High School Class Picture
Photo by J.R. Saunders
Scottie's Basic Training Company
The above pictures of Scotty were provided by
his high school friend and fellow basic trainee.
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