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LARRY RAY DAMERON


is honored on Panel 15W, Line 47 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • THANK YOU

    Posted on 3/27/18 - by Lucy Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear BM3 Larry Damerson,
    Thank you for your servie as a Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class. Easter is coming up. Happy Easter. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • Final Mission of BM3 Larry R. Dameron

    Posted on 2/14/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    FN Joseph F. Benak and BM3 Larry R. Dameron were crewmen on the U. S. Navy Assault Support Patrol Boat 6849 (ASPB-6849) of River Assault Division 153. On the early morning of December 11, 1969, ASPB-6849 was nosed in to the beach at the Special Forces Camp at Bin Chua on the Vam Co Dong River, six miles northwest of Moc Hoa in Kien Tuong Province, RVN, when they received 82mm mortar, B-40 rocket and automatic weapons fire. Four river patrol boats (PBR’s) were scrambled to the scene along with an U.S. Army Light Fire Team and Navy Black Pony OV-10 aircraft that were diverted to the area. Enroute, the PBR’s received B-40 and automatic weapons fire from a portion of Binh Chau village along a west fork in the river. The fire was not returned. Damaged in the attack, ASPB-6849 was able to pull away from the shoreline and head to Moc Hoa. Shortly thereafter, the Special Forces camp came under ground assault, and the Army advisor there requested emergency extraction and medevac. The evacuation was done by PBR’s as the enemy forces entered the camp and drove the defenders to retreat to the south perimeter. A combination of Allied aircraft and water-borne assets helped drive the enemy from the camp, and at 3:06 AM it was retaken by the defenders. During the attack on ASPB-6849, FN Benak and BM3 Dameron suffered fatal wounds, and two other U.S. sailors were seriously wounded. A Special Forces agent reported that 27 Viet Cong were killed and 13 more wounded in the attack. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/12/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear BM3 Larry Ray Dameron, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/9/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Larry is buried at Pine Hill Cemetery in Burlington,NC. PH
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    Posted on 5/3/10
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