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DAN BURGESS YARBROUGH


is honored on Panel 21W, Line 104 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • OCS Memorial Walk Plaque

    Posted on 4/23/18 - by Mighty 94th Company, Infantry OCS Class lutzdk@aol.com
    On March 27, 2018 Classmates from Infantry OCS Class 518-68 "The Mighty 94th Company" dedicated this memorial plaque to honor their classmate. Their hope is that yong men and women wishing to be commissioned , citizens of the USA and the world that walk this path will remember 2LT Ban Yarbrough and all the fallen heroes of the Republic adorning this special walk.
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  • Final Mission of 2LT Dan B. Yarbrough

    Posted on 4/18/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On the morning of July 11, 1969, paratroopers from the 506th Infantry began the task to take Hill 996 in the A Shau Valley from the North Vietnamese Army after the NVA had seized control of the area. The mission was mounted in an effort to thwart a summer offensive by the NVA. Before assaulting the hill, the paratroopers were told that there would be no artillery preparation or support, no gunship or Aerial Rocket Artillery support, and no tactical air support in the initial attack. The terrain on Hill 996 was very steep, mountainous, and heavily vegetated, causing problems with radio transmissions. The paratroopers moved out in a hard rain toward their objective. Two battalion RTO's were killed early in the assault, causing an early loss of radio communications which proved unexpected and devastating. One radio-telephone operator from Delta 1/506, SP4 George H. Fry, gave up his life in order to restore both the Company and Battalion radio nets. SP4 Fry was posthumously awarded the Silver Star. LTC Arnold C. Hayward took command of the battle and his headquarters group was with him and Delta Company's 1st Platoon when they were caught in a saddle on the hill. They were receiving heavy fire from the bunkers on the hill and to their flank while the NVA were also coming up behind their position. Hayward, his RTO, and a Forward Observer were wounded by a blast of AK-47 fire. During the battle there were many individual acts of heroism which blended into a total team effort to gain control over the situation. Medic PFC Larry Motley’s aid bag was found with 22 holes in it. PFC Claudie Fowler was cut down while attempting to pull a fallen comrade to safety. The paratroopers never gave up and they took the hill. Twenty paratroopers were lost in the battle for Hill 996. They included CPL Elbert J. Baker Jr., SGT Norman H. Bloomfield, PFC Mark L. Bruner, CPL Richard T. Corriveau, CPL Thomas P. Fenush, CPL Curtiss Fernhoff, PFC Claudie Fowler, SP4 George H. Fry (Silver Star), PFC Alan G. Geissinger, SP4 Joe R. Glassburn, LTC Arnold C. Hayward, PFC Bradley W. Klukas, PFC Larry K. Motley, CPL Marvin K. Richardson, PFC Michael F. Rogers, SSGT Byron D. Stewart, PFC George B. Tear, PFC Allan C. Thibou, 2LT Dan B. Yarbrough, and PFC Russell C. Yost. Another 26 men were wounded in the engagement. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and virtualwall.org]
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  • OCS 94th Company

    Posted on 9/29/17 - by Dennis K Lutz lutzdk@aol.com
    DAN graduated September 28, 1968 from Infantry Officer Candidate School (OCS) and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Infantry Officer. I am a classmate and knew Dan and his desire to do his best. All his fellow classmates would attest that graduating from Infantry OCS was no small task. He was one of the few who made it to graduation and I know he was proud to make it to Commissioning and to be one of the Mighty 94th Company "Freemans Fantastic Few". His sacrifice pains all his classmates, but he choose to be an infantry Officer and none gave greater service than he. Next year will be the 50th Anniversary of our graduation, and a reunion is to be held at Fort Benning, Ga. We want you present DANIEL, if not in body, in spirit. Those of us remaining, that can attend, will honor you at the reunion.
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  • Remembering Dan...

    Posted on 11/9/15 - by SADDERLY98682@YAHOO.COM
    I was a classmate of Dan's in Tooele, Utah. I wore his MIA bracelet for a long time until I learned of his death. He was a real gentlemen in a small town of cowboys. One night, on a date, we were involved in a minor fender bender. His biggest concern was that I was ok. Then he worried how his dad, an army brass, would feel about the accident. The thing I remember the most about that night was his tenderness, compassion and concern. I have always remembered Dan with a song in my heart. I visited Washington, DC when I turned 60 and I had two names I needed to imprint, Dan's and my father-in-law's name Percy Clark, inscribed on the wall honoring fallen police officers's names. I visited South Vietnam in February of this year and will return again in early 2016. The experience of visiting this country and getting to know the people who also suffered through this disastrous war is something that should be experienced by more people in our generation. It's an incredibly cleansing experience.... you would not regret it.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/11/15 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear 2LT Dan Burgess Yarbrough, 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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The Wall of Faces

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