HOWARD L FLAMENT
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HONORED ON PANEL 16W, LINE 34 OF THE WALL

HOWARD L FLAMENT

WALL NAME

HOWARD L FLAMENT

PANEL / LINE

16W/34

DATE OF BIRTH

12/30/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/05/1969

HOME OF RECORD

WADSWORTH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lake County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP5

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POSTED ON 11.17.2023

Ground Casualty

SP5 Howard L. Flament was a Quartermaster Heavy Equipment Repairman serving with Headquarters & Headquarters Company (HHC), 27th Maintenance Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Army Republic of Vietnam. On November 5, 1969, Flament was at Camp Gorvad (Phuoc Vinh Base Camp), a 1st Cavalry Division base located one kilometer (.6 miles) east of Phuoc Vinh city in Binh Duong Province, RVN. As a maintenance man working in a rear echelon capacity, this did not preclude Flament from handling weapons as part of his daily routine since many clerks, cooks, mechanics, and others with administrative, supply, and maintenance duties were required to participate in providing security on the perimeters of the bases where they were assigned. At 6:00 AM on November 5, 1969, Flament carried a M60 machine gun into a perimeter bunker at Gorvad when it discharged as he set it down. The errant round struck him in the head, fatally injuring Flament. Army investigators believed the weapon unintentionally fired and subsequently coded his death an accidental loss. Flament was 20 years old. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 11.5.2023

SP5 Howard L. Flament’s Military ID

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POSTED ON 7.15.2022
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 9.13.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp5 Howard Flament,
I hope your photo is put here because this is a wall of faces and yours is missing. Thank you for your service as a Quartermaster Heavy Equipment Repairman with the 1st Cavalry. It has been too long, and it's about time 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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POSTED ON 11.19.2016
POSTED BY: Tom Clark, Teacher

Help!

We need your help! Since 1986, the students of Lake Central High School in Northwest Indiana have been researching men and women from the State of Indiana who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. We are the researchers for the World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War Memorials located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Of the1621 Vietnam casualties, we have located 1100+ families as of the date of this entry. We are now researching the men and women from the State of Illinois who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. If you have any information or photos that may help please contact us at the following: [email protected]
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