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ROBERT EARL MCKEE

  • Wall Name:ROBERT E MCKEE
  • Date of Birth:6/20/1945
  • Date of Casualty:4/14/1967
  • Home of Record:EMINENCE
  • County of Record:HENRY COUNTY
  • State:KY
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:18E, 27
  • Casualty Province:LONG AN

DARRELL JAMES NAYLOR

  • Wall Name:DARRELL J NAYLOR
  • Date of Birth:10/24/1944
  • Date of Casualty:4/14/1967
  • Home of Record:BALKO BEAVER
  • County of Record:BEAVER COUNTY
  • State:OK
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:18E, 53
  • Casualty Province:

DANIEL FRANCIS MONAHAN


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

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REMEMBRANCES

  • 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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  • Daniel Monahan PMC yearbook picture

    Posted on 11/2/12 - by Sam Starnes jsstarnes@widener.edu

    Daniel F. Monahan is a 1962 graduate of Pennsylvania Military College. He earned a business administration degree and was a distinguished military student.

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  • If I should die,...remembrances for CAPT. Daniel Francis MONAHAN, USA...who died for our country!!!!

    Posted on 9/24/11 - by
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils bythe silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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The Wall of Faces

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