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EDMOND DAVID SCHOENIG


is honored on Panel 12E, Line 56 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 11/24/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Specialist Four Edmond David Schoenig, Served with the 119th Assault Helicopter Company, 52nd Aviation Battalion, 17th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/30/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP4 Edmond David Schoenig, 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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  • Final Mission of U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08600

    Posted on 9/30/12 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org

    From After Action Report: 11 November 1966: A battalion quick-reaction lift of the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry was accomplished this date, but not without a tragic loss of three members of the company and a total of three gunships. A Special Forces MIKE force was surrounded approximately 200 meters from the Cambodian border and had suffered 70 casualties. A total of eighteen slicks and six guns were involved in the assault to place the 1st of the 12th in a fire base position. Three guns were lost with a loss of seven lives and five wounded. 1LT Dee W. Stone (KIA), SP4 Edmond Schoenig (KIA), and Captain Walter R. Speare (KIA), who has been keeping this daily account of the company. The gunner, SP4 Gennardo (rescued), crawled nearly 1,000 meters through an airstrike and artillery barrage to the landing zone, although severely burned. One of the guns crashed on an enemy anti-aircraft emplacement, destroying the machine gun and the three enemy team members. In conjunction with this lift, a company of troops was airlifted to the Special Forces landing zone, without loss or injury, and effected rescue of the remaining force. Following the mission it was found that in the immediate vicinity of the original landing zone, two companies of 12.7 mm anti-aircraft machine guns were located. CAPT Speare and his crew were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for their actions. Major Edwards, Major Gosney, Captain Courts, WO1 Williams, SGT Tomphins, PFC Bohannon, SP4 McAda, and PFC Spellman were all cited for heroism. [Taken from vhpa.org]

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  • We Remember

    Posted on 9/24/12 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com

    Edmond is buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Whitemarsh TWP,PA. DFC AM-OLC PH

  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 4/21/05 - by Bob Ross
    Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.

    Mary Frye – 1932

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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.