Rattler/Firebird Association

Stewart James Lavigne

Name Stewart James Lavigne
Rank/Grade CPL - E4 - Army - Regular
Age 18
Marital Status Single
Race Caucasian
Gender Male
Date of Birth Dec 4, 1950
From Essex Junction, Vermont
Length of Service {Service}
Tour Began Apr 16, 1969
Casualty Date Aug 19, 1969
Hostile/Non-Hostile   HOSTILE
Body Recovered Yes
Religion Roman Catholic

Vietnam Memorial


Panel 19W - - Line 69
Stewart James Lavigne

Visitor Comments

Posted by:Eric Kilmer
Date:Monday, December 9, 2002 10:10 AM UTC
Relationship:Witnessed his last
From:Marlette, MI
Comments:I was the co-pilot in the high ship the day Stew was shot down and saw everything. Such memories are often too painful for family and friends. If you do want to know what some of his last moments were I would be honored to tell you about them. Please feel free to contact me anytime. My office phone is 989-635-7994, or you can write to me care of Our Savior Lutheran Church, 6770 Marlette MI 48453, or email me. May the peace of the Lord be with you always. Love in Christ, Eric

Posted by:David L. Hunter
Date:Friday, February 21, 2003 3:25 AM UTC
Relationship:Fellow Rattler
From:New Carlisle Oh.
Comments:Stewart and I started flying at about the same time. Two ships were going to be available, 133 and 303. Three was my luckey number, I thought I couldn't go wrong! In the meantime I was offered a spot on " Snake Doctor". We were on the CA the first time Stewart was shot down, eeveryone made it out OK! In the EMclub that evening I asked him if he was going to keep flying, he said sure! The second time, they weren't so luckey. He was Crewchief on both 133 and 303 I don't remember which ship was first but his fate could have very well have been mine. It haunts me to this day and I will never forget him!

Posted by:Paul Jolly
Date:Friday, September 15, 2006 3:54 AM UTC
From:Flint, Mi 48507
Comments:Stewart & I were close friends and had alot of good talks together.I have thought of him often and miss him to this very day.Hope to see you again Stu!!!!!


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