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DANIEL FRANCIS MONAHAN


is honored on Panel 18E, Line 26 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • THANK YOU

    Posted on 12/6/17 - by LUCY CONTE MICIK bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear Cpl Lee Clarke,
    Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. December has begun, along with all the preparations. 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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  • BUCCANEER TRAIL - 1958

    Posted on 10/27/17 - by Jim McIlhenney christianamacks@comcast.net
    Interboro High School - 1958
    Senior yearbook - Buccaneer Trail

    DANIEL FRANCIS MONAHAN
    Business-------"Danny"
    30 Isabel Avenue
    Glenolden

    "That's no smoke screen; it only burns a little
    oil," is what Danny has to say about his "49"
    Plymouth convertible. Danny works at the City Service
    Station making barrels of money to spend when he
    takes Betty out. His secret desire is to attend the Coast Guard Academy. One of his many virtues is
    being able to make everyone laugh. His jovial personality led him to the popularity which made him Vice-President of the Senior Class.

    Model Club 1; Track 1,2,3; Visual Aids 1,2,3;
    Football 2; Class Vice President 3.
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  • Final Mission of CAPT Daniel F. Monahan

    Posted on 6/21/15 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    Late in the afternoon of April 14, 1967, CAPT Daniel F. Monahan selected a night defensive perimeter for the company he was leading in an area south of Tan Tru in Long An Province. The location was in a cracked, concrete-hard dry rice paddy. A river looped around the area and there was dense undergrowth adjacent to the riverbanks. The troops serving under CAPT Monahan were exhausted after being in the field nine out of the last ten days. At about 2200 hours, the company began taking sniper fire. CAPT Monahan and his forward observer, 2LT David A. Gray, began calling in an artillery mission on the sniper. Suddenly, a tremendous lightening flash and explosion filled the dark sky. It was revealed the following morning that the blast was the result of three banjo-type Chinese claymore mines that had been tied to a small tree and positioned only seven yards from the night perimeter. The Viet Cong had evidently been able to sneak up in the dark and place the mines undetected. When remotely detonated, the mines released shrapnel which grievously wounded both CAPT Monahan and 2LT Gray. The CO suffered fatal wounds to his chest area and the FO was wounded in the head. Quite a distance away PFC Robert E. McKee was sitting in his shallow foxhole when the blast occurred. PFC McKee also suffered fatal wounds in the attack. One of the company medics, SP4 Peter Nero, desperately worked to save his fallen comrades. SP4 Nero did the best he could, but the task was futile. [Taken from the book Mekong First Light, by J.W. Callaway Jr.]
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  • Final Mission of CAPT Daniel F. Monahan

    Posted on 6/21/15 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    Late in the afternoon of April 14, 1967, CAPT Daniel F. Monahan selected a night defensive perimeter for the company he was leading in an area south of Tan Tru in Long An Province. The location was in a cracked, concrete-hard dry rice paddy. A river looped around the area and there was dense undergrowth adjacent to the riverbanks. The troops serving under CAPT Monahan were exhausted after being in the field nine out of the last ten days. At about 2200 hours, the company began taking sniper fire. CAPT Monahan and his forward observer, 2LT David A. Gray, began calling in an artillery mission on the sniper. Suddenly, a tremendous lightening flash and explosion filled the dark sky. It was revealed the following morning that the blast was the result of three banjo-type Chinese claymore mines that had been tied to a small tree and positioned only seven yards from the night perimeter. The Viet Cong had evidently been able to sneak up in the dark and place the mines undetected. When remotely detonated, the mines released shrapnel which grievously wounded both CAPT Monahan and 2LT Gray. The CO suffered fatal wounds to his chest area and the FO was wounded in the head. Quite a distance away PFC Robert E. McKee was sitting in his shallow foxhole when the blast occurred. PFC McKee also suffered fatal wounds in the attack. One of the company medics, SP4 Peter Nero, desperately worked to save his fallen comrades. SP4 Nero did the best he could, but the task was futile. [Taken from the book Mekong First Light, by J.W. Callaway Jr.]
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 4/11/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear Captain Daniel Francis Monahan, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
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The Wall of Faces

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