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  • Date of Birth:3/1/1952
  • Date of Casualty:5/25/1972
  • Home of Record:HOBBS
  • County of Record:LEA COUNTY
  • State:NM
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Row: 1W, 32
  • Casualty Province:BINH DUONG


  • Date of Birth:7/26/1949
  • Date of Casualty:5/25/1972
  • Home of Record:ELK CITY
  • County of Record:BECKHAM COUNTY
  • State:OK
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:1LT
  • Panel/Row: 1W, 32
  • Casualty Province:KONTUM


is honored on Panel 1W, Row 33 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • POW Bracelet

    Posted on 11/30/15 - by
    I remember the day I received my MIA bracelet with CDR. Henry Strong Jr ( 5-25-72). I was almost 13 years old. Since that time, I have worn my bracelet every December. It would be an honor to pass this bracelet to a member of his family.
  • POW bracelet

    Posted on 5/24/15 - by Linda Moyal
    I don't remember the exact year I got this MIA Bracelet with "CDR. Henry Strong Jr." engraved on it with the date he went MIA, but I know it was when they first started raising $$ to remember and find our MIAs. I have worn and kept this bracelet all these years and I am saddened that we still don't know his fate. I would be more than happy at this time to give this bracelet to his family. If you are interested please email me.
  • Final Mission of CAPT Henry H. Strong Jr.

    Posted on 11/3/14 - by
    When 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]
  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 5/25/13 - by Curt Carter

    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

    Curt Carter

  • Looking for family, friends, those who served with Capt. Strong

    Posted on 5/20/13 - by Jennifer Lawson

    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 Down

    Posted on 9/11/12 - by Pastor Bill Dorow

    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 gratitude

    Posted on 5/30/12 - by KASisk
    I 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.
  • Photo

    Posted on 5/25/12 - by Bob Surbaugh
    Photo taken from the Task Force Omega website.
  • Lt. Strong

    Posted on 11/13/07 - by Robb Shelton former YN3
    I belive he was a gentleman long before the Navy did it's thing.
  • I still wear your bracelet

    Posted on 5/12/06 - by Tom Warner
    Coincidental? 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.
  • If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Henry Hooker STRONG, JR, USN...who died for all of us!!!!!!

    Posted on 8/25/05
    If 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.
  • If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Henrey Hooker STRONG, JR, USN...who died for all of us!!!!!

    Posted on 8/25/05
    If 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.
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 6/2/05 - by Donna Findlay
    Thank 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.
  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 5/26/05 - 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


    Posted on 8/31/03 - by A. CONTORNO
  • Who Shall We Send

    Posted on 5/25/03 - by Dave Avery
    "An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."

    Isaiah 6:8
  • Thank you Captain

    Posted on 4/29/03 - by Donald Lytle
    Although 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!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore, you shall never be forgotten!

    Again, thank you Captain Strong, for a job well done!


  • Not Forgotten

    Posted on 2/23/03 - by Candace Lokey
    I 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.

    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:

    Candace Lokey
    PO Box 206
    Freeport, PA 16229

    If you are not familiar with our organization, please visit our web site at :
  • A fine skipper

    Posted on 7/21/02 - by Jim Polen, AE2
    Cdr. Strong was a quiet man & an honorable officer. It was a piviledge serving with him.
  • A kind and personable CO

    Posted on 1/14/02 - by william butler
    I remember Commander Strong as a kind gentleman who always had a smile when he greeted you no matter your rank.

The Wall of Faces

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