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is honored on Panel 12W, Line 68 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/18/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Syriac Hebert Jr, 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
  • My Cousin, My Friend

    Posted on 11/1/13 - by Sandra Hebert Morgan
    You are not forgotten. I met your sons' family.
  • Remembrance

    Posted on 1/18/12 - by Marie Aucoin
  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/1/11 - by Robert Sage
    Syriac is buried at Consolata Cemetery, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish,LA. BSM AM-OLC ARCOM-OLC PH
  • Lest We Forget

    Posted on 6/27/09 - by J.L.Morrison
    During the period immediately prior to the Cambodian incursion US and ARVN units conducted extensive operations along the South VietNam and Cambodian border. During March and April of 1970 the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry opened and closed seven fire bases to support these operations. Fire Base Illingworth, located on Route LTL-20 about 35 kilometers northwest of Tay Ninh City, was opened on 17 March, assaulted by a battalion of the 272nd NVA Regiment in the early morning hours of 01 April, and closed on 04 April as the focus of US operations shifted.

    While the assault on FSB Illingworth cost the North Vietnamese nearly two hundred dead, the Americans paid a high price too - 25 known dead, 54 wounded. The US dead were

    • A Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
      o SGT Kenneth R. Hodge, Johnson City, TN (Initially not Identified on Base)
      o CPL John L. Smith, Mill Brook, AL (Initially Identified as C/2-8)

    • A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 32nd Artillery
      o SP4 David H. Lassen, Clarence, NY
      o SP4 Terry L. Schell, Chicago, IL

    • Headquarters & Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 32nd Artillery
      o SSG Lawrence E. Sutton, Portland, OR (Bronze Star "V")

    • B Battery, 1st Battalion, 77th Artillery
      o PFC Thomas R. Bowen, Forestville, CA
      o 1LT Cleaveland F. Bridgman, South Dartmouth, MA (Silver Star)
      o SSG Benjamin V. Childress, Knoxville, TN
      o SGT Syriac Hebert, Pine Bluff, AR
      o SGT Robert H. Lane, Concord, TN

    • Headquarters & Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 77th Artillery
      o SP4 Thomas J. Murphy, River Falls, WI
      o SSG Steven J. Williams, Portland, OR

    • A Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
      o CPL Billy P. Carlisle, Pelahatchie, MS (Initially Identified as C/2-8)

    • C Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
      o CPL Leroy J. Fasching, Wibaux, MT
      o SGT Robert A. Hill, Lowell, OH
      o PFC Roger J. McInerny, Richfield, MN
      o CPL Michael R. Patterson, Dearborn, MI
      o SGT Gerald W. Purdon, Cincinnati, OH
      o CPL Klaus D. Schlieben, Richmond, VA

    • E Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
      o CPL Bobby L. Barker, Harvey, IL
      o CPL Nathan J. Mann, Warsaw, MO
      o SGT Brent A. Street, Inglewood, CA (Dist Svc Cross)
      o SGT Casey O. Waller, Cumberland, VA (Dist Svc Cross)

    • Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
      o SGT David G. Dragosavac, Meadville, PA
      o SGT Sidney E. Plattenburger, Charlotte, NC
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