Final Mission of CAPT Henry H. Strong Jr.Posted on 11/3/14 - by firstname.lastname@example.orgWhen Douglas Aircraft created the A-4 Skyhawk the intent was to provide the Navy and Marine Corps with an inexpensive, lightweight attack and ground support aircraft. The design emphasized low-speed control and stability during take-off and landing as well as strength enough for catapult launch and carrier landings. The plane was so compact that it did not need folding wings for aboard ship storage and handling. In spite of its diminutive size, the A-4 packed a devastating punch and performed well where speed and maneuverability were essential. CAPT Henry H. Strong Jr. was a Skyhawk pilot who participated in a strike on a target near the city of Vinh on May 25, 1972. During this mission, Strong's aircraft was shot down by enemy fire and he was declared Missing in Action. When 591 Americans were released from POW camps in 1973, Henry Strong was not among them. The Vietnamese denied any knowledge of him. [Taken from pownetwork.org]MORE
Remembering an American HeroPosted on 5/25/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.com
Dear Captain Henry Hooker Strong Jr, 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
Looking for family, friends, those who served with Capt. StrongPosted on 5/20/13 - by Jennifer Lawson firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Jennifer Lawson and I'm with The Reporter, a daily newspaper outside of Philadelphia. We are compiling profiles of all of the service members from our area who died in Vietnam, and I'm trying to locate anyone who knew Captain Henry Hooker Strong. If you are a member of his family, a friend, or if you served with him, I would love the opportunity to speak to you. My deadline is early June 2013. Please email me. Thank you.
Wetting DownPosted on 9/11/12 - by Pastor Bill Dorow email@example.com
I was a young boy when he drew pics for himself, my dad, and others at their wetting down party when they were all promoted to commander. my dad and mom remember him well - i remember him a little.
with gratitudePosted on 5/30/12 - by KASisk firstname.lastname@example.orgI have had the honor and privilege of wearing a POWMIA bracelet remembering Capt. Strong since 1973. Although I didn't know him or his family, I've always felt connected in some way. My humble and eternal gratitude for your sacrifice.MORE
PhotoPosted on 5/25/12 - by Bob Surbaugh email@example.com MORE
Lt. StrongPosted on 11/13/07 - by Robb Shelton former YN3 firstname.lastname@example.orgI belive he was a gentleman long before the Navy did it's thing.
I still wear your braceletPosted on 5/12/06 - by Tom Warner email@example.comCoincidental? My cousin SSGT Dennis Swantak was KIA on 5/25/68 after 2 weeks in country. I purchased an MIA/POW bracelet in 1972. Your name was on it. Your MIA date is 5/25/72. It wasn't until just recently I realized the coincidence of the matching dates. You are both in my memories and will never be forgotten.MORE
If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Henry Hooker STRONG, JR, USN...who died for all of us!!!!!!Posted on 8/25/05If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the 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.MORE
If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Henrey Hooker STRONG, JR, USN...who died for all of us!!!!!Posted on 8/25/05If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the 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.MORE
Never ForgottenPosted on 6/2/05 - by Donna Findlay firstname.lastname@example.orgThank you for the sacrifice you made for us. My favorite uncle, William Thomas Findlay, died in Vietnam too. I think about you both all of the time. I am proud to wear your POW/MIA bracelet.MORE
Do not stand at my grave and weepPosted on 5/26/05 - by Bob RossDo not stand at my grave and weep.MORE
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
REMEMBERANCEPosted on 8/31/03 - by A. CONTORNOWAS ON BOARD HANCOCK THAT DAY WHEN THE CAPTAIN ANNOUNCED CDR. STRONG DID NOT RETURN FROM MISSION. SILENCE FELL AND A PRAYER WAS SAID
Who Shall We SendPosted on 5/25/03 - by Dave Avery"An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."MORE
Thank you CaptainPosted on 4/29/03 - by Donald LytleAlthough we never met personally, I want to thank you Henry Hooker Strong, Jr., for your continued vigilant and faithful service, to this great country of ours!MORE
Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore, you shall never be forgotten!
Again, thank you Captain Strong, for a job well done!
MAYBE ONE DAY SOON.....UNTIL THEN.....HEAVENLY PEACE MY FRIEND
Not ForgottenPosted on 2/23/03 - by Candace LokeyI have not forgotten you. I chair the Adoption Committee for The National League of Families of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in Southeast Asia. We will always remember the 1,889 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia and the thousands of others that lost their lives. We will not stop our efforts until all of you are home where you belong.MORE
We need to reach the next generation so that they will carry on when our generation is no longer able. To do so, we are attempting to locate photographs of all the missing. If you are reading this remembrance and have a photo and/or memory of this missing American that you would like to share for our project, please contact me at:
PO Box 206
Freeport, PA 16229
If you are not familiar with our organization, please visit our web site at :
A fine skipperPosted on 7/21/02 - by Jim Polen, AE2Cdr. Strong was a quiet man & an honorable officer. It was a piviledge serving with him.
A kind and personable COPosted on 1/14/02 - by william butlerI remember Commander Strong as a kind gentleman who always had a smile when he greeted you no matter your rank.
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.