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is honored on Panel 42W, Line 13 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thanks

    Posted on 11/17/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear SSGT Herbert Cho,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Happy Thanksgiving. This is the month that we remember all those who have passed-on. We remember you. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Staff Sergeant Herbert Pok Dong Cho served with "E" Company (Long Range Patrol), 50th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division

    Posted on 3/19/15 - by Jim Sheppard, Association Historian
    Herbert Pok Dong Cho is fondly remembered by the soldiers with whom he served from the 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry. The Association of the 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry has memorialized SSG Cho on their website

    Visit the Website of the Association formed by these 50th Infantry Vietnam Vets. You can find our site by a simple Internet search for the 50th Infantry Association.

    Post a note on our “Message Board” and possibly some of our members who served with Herbet will respond. Search our site for photos and other documentation and (or) contact me (Jim Sheppard, Association Historian) at the email address shown for details about our Memorial for our men lost in action at the current day 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Headquarters at Fort Benning, Georgia. Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremonies are held every two years at the reunions of the 50th Infantry Association. Family and Friends are welcome to attend these events and meet the men with whom their loved ones served.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/20/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SSGT Herbert Pok Dong Cho, 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
  • My Uncle Herbert

    Posted on 5/30/13 - by Kathy Paiva

    My Uncle Herb died when I was 2 12 years old. I wish I could have gotten to know him! From what my Uncle Abe ( also known as my Uncle-Dad) told me Uncle Herbert was very special. If any of you who knew him can shed more light on the person my Uncle was please post! I want to get to know him through your eyes! THANK YOU in advance!!!

  • Home in Hawaii

    Posted on 11/14/12 - by

    Herbert P.D. Cho was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on February 10, 1944, and killed in Vietnam BSM OLC-Ph on September 25, 1968.

    Herbert was living in Los Angeles, CA and working for the LA Probation Office. He was also teaching Karate, and Self-defense to the LAPD, and was deferred from the draft. The department that was supposed to submit the documents for his deferred status got it mixed-up or lost the paperwork. But, Herb said that since he was already there in CA, and since it was only for a 2 year period, he decided to volunteer for the Rangers. Before being sent over to Vietnam, he came home to Hawaii to see our parents to explain how this mix=up happened and to reassure them that everything was going to be okay, and again that it will only be for 2 years.

    Herb's home state is a local boy of Hawaii, and is remembered on the Korean and Vietnam Wall in Honolulu.

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