VIETNAM - HENRY, JOHN PATRICK

Henry, John Patrick

VIETNAM - HENRY, JOHN PATRICK
HENRY, JOHN PATRICK

 

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 91B – Medical Specialist

Awards: Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Medical Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Note: Medic attached to L Troop, 3/11 ACR

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 14-Mar-1949

Hometown: Paramus, New Jersey

Marital status: Married to Lonny C. Henry

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 5-Oct-1967

Start of tour: 14-Jun-1969

Incident date: 10-Mar-1970

Date of casualty: 10-Mar-1970

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
John Patrick Henry was killed while on a military mission when a hostile force was encountered. / On reconnaissance mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Four Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SGT John Patrick Henry
SP4 Don Robert Riley
PFC George Thomas Scarborough
PFC Kenneth Edwin Wedlow

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XU 625 075

Place of interment: George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, New Jersey, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 13W 104 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

SILVER STAR

SILVER STAR
POSTHUMOUS

SPECIALIST FOUR JOHN PATRICK HENRY
10 MARCH 1970
L TROOP, 3rd SQUADRON
11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Specialist Four Henry distinguished himself by gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force on 10 March 1970, while serving as a Medic with Troop L, 3d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, in the Republic of Vietnam. On that date, while on a reconnaissance mission in dense jungle, his unit encountered an undetermined number of North Vietnamese soldiers firing rocket propelled grenades and small arms from a well-concealed position. Specialist Four Henry noticed members of a vehicle who had been wounded and dismounted his own tank. Despite the deadly hail of enemy fire, he proceeded to the aid of his injured comrades. While the hostile fire was directed on the friendly troop, Specialist Four Henry was mortally wounded. Specialist Four Henry’s actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
Headquarters, II Field Force Vietnam, General Orders No. 1497 (April 10, 1970)

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