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HARRY ELSWORTH BLACK


is honored on Panel 20W, Line 70 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 4/12/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    SSGT Harry E. Black was a vehicle mechanic serving with C Battery, 7th Battalion, 9th Artillery. On May 18, 1969, he was at FSB Husky at Xuan Loc Air Field in Long Khanh Province, RVN, when the area came under rocket and mortar attack. SSGT Black suffered multiple fragmentation wounds and was taken to a military hospital. He was later evacuated to the United States, where on July 29, 1969, he collapsed while visiting relatives and was pronounced dead on arrival at Rochester General Hospital in New York. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 3/25/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR STAFF SERGEANT BLACK,
    I HOPE YOUR PHOTO IS PUT HERE BECAUSE THIS IS A WALL OF FACES AND YOURS IS NEEDED. THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A GENERAL VEHICLE REPAIRMAN. I HAVE FAMILY IN HARTFORD COUNTY. SIGH. IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG FOR ALL OF YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE. MANY OF US HAVE BEGUN OUR JOURNEY TO EASTER. AND YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.
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  • AMERICAN "HERO", you sacrificed everything including your life, THANK YOU, Rest in Peace

    Posted on 7/29/16 - by Sgt.Robert A. FRIEND, Bravo Co. 1st Combat Eng 1st Inf Viet NAM 66-68

    American HERO, We will never forget you.........
    Having lost my brother Sp4 Richard Friend, 101st Airborne in Viet Nam on 3/24/ 1968 I know the pain your family and friends feels. If it's of any peace to them remember this.
    Though you are gone you will never be forgotten! You and men
    like you, are the reason we are free today! I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the sacrifices that you made! I hold you and those like you in the highest regard and you deserve nothing less! American's love you all, you were and always will be HEROES to me! I promise never to take for granted the freedoms I have, which you paid the ultimate price for!
    Let no man be forgotten…I WILL REMEMBER YOU. God's Peace to you and your family, and friends. "REST IN PEACE HERO, REST IN PEACE".
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/2/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SSGT Harry Elsworth Black, 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 1/2/08 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Harry is buried at Center Cemetery, Hartford Co, Conn.
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