RICHARD F HENRICH
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HONORED ON PANEL 20E, LINE 90 OF THE WALL

RICHARD FREDERICK HENRICH

WALL NAME

RICHARD F HENRICH

PANEL / LINE

20E/90

DATE OF BIRTH

11/08/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/23/1967

HOME OF RECORD

YONKERS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Westchester County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD FREDERICK HENRICH
POSTED ON 5.23.2024
POSTED BY: Kmari

Thank You

Thank you for what you did today in 1967. I hope you know we are doing good now! Your legacy will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 5.22.2024
POSTED BY: Patricia Snyder

Gone from us but never forgotten.

Richie: As we near the anniversary of your passing I miss you. Your sister Barbara and I are still friends. I remember you working on cars all the time. That was of course before computers. Your passing was such a shock. I guess the teenager that I was, I didn't think you would die. You gave your life so we could be free. Until we meet again
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POSTED ON 12.4.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep

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 sunlight 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.
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POSTED ON 1.31.2021

Final Mission of PFC Richard F. Henrich

PFC Richard F. Henrich was a Combat Engineer serving with 3rd Platoon, C Company, 11th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. PFC Henrich’s unit frequently conducted mine sweeps on National Route QL-1 utilizing mine detectors and M51 five-ton dump trucks. Two teams would usually be deployed on a mission, rotating every thirty minutes or so due to long periods of listening to the buzzing in the headphones of the electromagnetic induction detectors which could make the user go tone deaf. The vehicles they used were from the motor pool and were supplied with a driver. The engineers placed sandbags in the metal bed of the dump truck and attached folding wooden seats to the sides. On May 23, 1967, Henrich was a member of a mine sweep team attached to 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines, sweeping QL-1 approximately ten miles south of Phu Bai in Thua Thien Province, RVN. During the operation, the rear dually tires of the dump truck rolled over a mine planted in the roadway. The device detonated, sending shrapnel up through the bed, fatally injuring Henrich. Four other Marines were wounded in the blast. Some of the casualties were airlifted to Saigon and later transferred to a U.S. military hospital in Guam for further treatment. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and 11th Engineer Battalion Command Chronology, May 1967; also, information provided by John Huhn Sr. (December 2020)]
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POSTED ON 1.18.2021

Final Mission of PFC Richard F. Henrich

PFC Richard F. Henrich was a Combat Engineer serving with 3rd Platoon, C Company, 11th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. On May 23, 1967, PFC Henrich was a member of a mine sweep team attached to 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines, when the truck they were riding in detonated an enemy mine approximately ten miles south of Phu Bai in Thua Thien Province, RVN. Henrich was fatally injured in the blast; four others were wounded. [11th Engineer Battalion Command Chronology, May 1967]
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