Tribute to a Go-Go Crew
"I remember Lt. Hicks as a quiet guy with an easy smile and little
or no "Army starch" in his manner."
Tim Herrington, former Go-Go Gunner.
Lt. Paul J. Hicks was aircraft commander of "Cost of Living" #64-13145.
During a mission that was near Bong Son, on May 5th 1967, there
was a malfunction of one of the 20mm cannon mounts....
...."Cost of Living" and her crew were no more.
I'd like to list the names of the courageous crew of "CO$T OF LIVING",
in hopes that maybe someone will remember a good story to share with
us about any of them...
2LT HICKS, PAUL J - KIA
CW2 WEIDENBACH, EDWARD J - KIA
SSG TALAN, ARISTON R JR - KIA
SGT ARZUAGA, JOAQUIN - KIA
SP4 ONEAL, MELVIN JR, A - KIA
SP4 RODRIGUES, GARY WAYNE - KIA
PFC MAYO, PIKE POWERS, A - KIA
PFC WHITE, WILLIAM ERNEST JR - KIA.
NOTICE: Thank you David Knight, Guy Purdy and Doc Halloway for providing pictures of some of the crew above, please click on their names to see their picture. Anyone with photo's of the remaining crewmember, and
would like to have them displayed on this hallowed ground, e-mail me.
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"They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn,
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them."