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is honored on Panel 1E, Line 39 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 6/1/16 - by
    A3C Samuel E. Hurd served with the 1964th Communications Group at Tan Son Nhut Airport, Saigon. On January 3, 1964, he died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in front of the office of the Republic of Vietnam’s prime minister. He was 21 years-old. The shooting occurred in front of Dien Hong Palace. A3C Hurd was found with a .45-caliber service pistol and a bullet wound through his head. The incident occurred at 7:15 AM local time before the offices at the palace opened. Military investigators said no note was found with the body. [Taken from]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/16/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear A3C Samuel Eugene Hurd, 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
  • Remembrance

    Posted on 4/25/12 - by Bill Rogerson
    I met Sam at the USO in Kansas City, Missouri. He would hitch a ride from Whiteman AFB on Fridays in early 1962. Since I was serving at Richards Gebauer AFB, I offered him the option to stay in my room until Sunday, at which time he could hitch a ride back to base. In late 1962, he stopped to visit R-G, on his way to Vietnam and gave me a picture with his address and phone number. He then said that he would stop back on his return from overseas and we learned of his death in the Kansas City Star.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/1/08 - by Robert Sage
    Samuel is buried at Robinette Cemetery, Dona,VA.
  • Who Shall We Send

    Posted on 1/3/07 - by Dave Avery
    "An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."

    Isaiah 6:8

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The Wall of Faces

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