RICHARD V DALY
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HONORED ON PANEL 50W, LINE 19 OF THE WALL

RICHARD VINCENT DALY

WALL NAME

RICHARD V DALY

PANEL / LINE

50W/19

DATE OF BIRTH

11/08/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/27/1968

HOME OF RECORD

NEW YORK

COUNTY OF RECORD

New York City

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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LEFT FOR RICHARD VINCENT DALY
POSTED ON 5.10.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us.
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POSTED ON 2.17.2020
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Peace with Honor

Richard, you were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Richard.
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POSTED ON 5.11.2019

Attack on Firebase Tomahawk – June 19, 1969

Firebase Tomahawk (Hill 132) was a U.S. Army firebase located in the Phu Loc District southeast of Hue in central Vietnam. Tomahawk was constructed in 1969 by units of the 101st Airborne Division beside Highway 1, north of the strategic Hai Van Pass. The base was occupied by the 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment and 2nd Battalion, 138th Artillery when it was assaulted by the North Vietnamese Army’s 4th Regiment during the early morning hours of June 19, 1969. A company barbecue/party with a movie (The Odd Couple) took place on Tomahawk the previous afternoon beginning around 5:00PM. After the BBQ, and during the movie, which was in a tent, it started to rain hard and loud. It was later thought that the enemy used the storm to cover their last infiltrations before the attack. An estimated130 enemy were part of the initial assault and another 150-180 ready to overrun the firebase once the signal was given. The enemy spent the waiting time in a railroad tunnel across the road near Highway 1. After the rain broke up the party, most went to their bunkers while those who had guard duty went to their positions. At about 1:00 AM, the attack started. It went off quickly and was well executed. Unknown to the Americans on Tomahawk, the NVA had worked their way up to the wire on previous nights and cut and taped the wire, making an easy entry through the perimeter. Their initial focus was the infantry platoon on the high ground, the FDC (Fire Direction Center), which took a satchel charge which killed most of the command staff, and the six 155mm self-propelled artillery pieces positioned in a lazy-W pattern on the hill, three of which were destroyed and a fourth rendered unusable. Also destroyed were an ammunition storage area, nine bunkers, the mess hall, the dining tent, the maintenance area, four self-propelled ammo carriers, three two-and-a-half ton trucks, two three-quarter ton trucks, and three jeeps. Due to the darkness and the concentration of friendlies and enemies, only one helicopter gun ship made an attack an hour and a half after the battle begun. The enemy force waiting outside the perimeter to overrun the firebase mistakenly got the wrong colored green flare that signaled retreat rather than attack, and the main force pulled back. Otherwise, Tomahawk would have been totally overrun. At first light, the enemy pulled out. The assault accounted for the loss of fourteen U.S. (including nine National Guardsmen from the 138th Artillery). The lost Americans included SP4 Troy Bethea, FSG Luther M. Chappel, SGT Harold R. Christensen II, SP4 David B. Collins, CPL Donald L. Curtin, SP4 Richard V. Daly, SSG Edward M. Hardwick, SGT Larry W. Kinder, SP4 William J. Kuhns, SP4 Joseph R. McIlvoy, SSG James T. Moore, PFC Luis J. Simancas, SP4 Ronald E. Simpson, and SSG Albert C. Wall. Another 37 artillerymen were wounded. A reported 23 NVA were killed. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, 327infantry.org, and the book “Sons of Bardstown” by Jim Wilson]
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POSTED ON 3.13.2019
POSTED BY: Sue Britton

Looking for Photo

This message is meant for anyone (family, friend or acquaintance) who might have known this individual. As a community service project for the American Legion Auxiliary, I am looking for a photo of this service member so that they may be fully recognized and honored on the Wall of Faces. If you have access to any type of photo (military, graduation, casual or group), please contact me at [email protected]
Your help is greatly appreciated!
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POSTED ON 3.26.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Richard Daly,
I hope your photo is put here because this is a wall of faces and yours should be here. Thank you for your service as a Field Artillery Basic. Easter is coming up. Happy Easter. 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.
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