Walter's brother, Dave, made an attempt to reach the crash site in May of 1992. Dave's trip was made in conjunction with an official trip by a joint US-Vietnamese POW/MIA Search Team. Also making the trip was Wayne Jones who served as his brother's door gunner two weeks before the crash.
The pictures, maps, and other information in this gallery document Dave's trip. Dave can be reached on the Internet at: email@example.com
"The beautiful A Shau Valley. It was a trip I will never forget...
...wading in leech infested streams, crossing cliffs by holding onto rotted tree roots, 60-degree slopes, 140 varieties of poisonous snakes, the most unusual insects in the world, and jungle so dense at the bottom of the ridge lines that you could not see more than a few feet in front of you.
I cannot imagine what it was like during the war when the enemy could be waiting up that trail, and you can't see more than a few feet. It's a shame that more people can't experience this. It would give them a greater understanding of the conditions that our troops went through. You can read all the books and watch all the movies, but you cannot know what it was like until you go there."
CW2 George P. Berg
WO1 Gerald E. Woods
SP4 Walter E. Demsey
SP4 Gary L. Johnson
Sgt Allen R. Lloyd (SF)
Capt Ronald L. Watson (SF)