DANIEL B HENRY
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HONORED ON PANEL 36E, LINE 14 OF THE WALL

DANIEL BENEDICT HENRY

WALL NAME

DANIEL B HENRY

PANEL / LINE

36E/14

DATE OF BIRTH

06/19/1935

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/31/1968

HOME OF RECORD

OLEAN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cattaraugus County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

HM1

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DANIEL BENEDICT HENRY
POSTED ON 1.31.2019
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Navy Cross Citation

Daniel Benedict Henry
Corpsman Daniel Henry was Killed in Action during a mortar attack in Thua Thien Province on January 31, 1968.

Navy Cross
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Navy
Battalion: 1st Medical Battalion
Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:
Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Hospitalman First Class [then Petty Officer Second Class] Daniel Benedict Henry (NSN: 2365535), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism on 27 August 1967 while serving as an Operating Room Technician with First Medical Battalion, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, near DaNang, Republic of Vietnam, in direct support of combat operations against communist insurgent (Viet Cong) forces. When a battalion surgeon was about to perform a surgical amputation of a leg of a seriously wounded casualty who hand an "armed" 2.75-in. rocket imbedded in the injured limb, Petty Officer First Class Henry, realizing the gravity of the situation, volunteered to assist in the surgery. Although anticipating that the rocket might explode at any moment, he displayed an outstanding degree of professionalism in administering to the pre-surgical needs of the patient. After the anesthetic had been administered and the patient positioned, Petty Officer Henry aided the surgeon throughout the forty-five minute operation. By his outstanding courage, technical competence and selfless devotion to duty in the face of grave personal risk, Petty Officer Henry lent valuable assistance in saving the wounded man's life and in removing the threat of death or injury from other personnel working in the vicinity of the operating room. His inspiring conduct was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
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POSTED ON 7.17.2018
POSTED BY: Lynn Youmell

Friend

My husband Edward Youmell was a friend of Daniel and during a visit of the Vietnam veterans Memorial years ago he took a rubbing of Daniel’s name. Ed passed in March and I found this rubbing among his belongings. He had saved it for so many years I just wanted Daniel’s family to know how important his friendship was to a young soldier so far from home
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POSTED ON 5.20.2018
POSTED BY: Debbie

My Dad

I’m so proud of my Dad, he was a true hero and I miss him everyday??
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POSTED ON 3.27.2018
POSTED BY: CAPT James H. Harrell, MSC, USN, Ret.

RIP Shipmate

Honored to have served with Danny aboard the USS Saratoga. He and his wife and daughter were close friends of my wife and me.
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POSTED ON 1.31.2018
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Navy Cross Citation

Daniel Benedict Henry
Date of birth: 19-Jun-35
Date of death: January 31, 1968
Home of record: Olean New York
Status: KIA

Corpsman Daniel Henry was Killed in Action during a mortar attack in Thua Thien Province on January 31, 1968.
AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Navy Cross

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Hospitalman First Class [then Petty Officer Second Class] Daniel Benedict Henry (NSN: 2365535), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism on 27 August 1967 while serving as an Operating Room Technician with First Medical Battalion, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, near DaNang, Republic of Vietnam, in direct support of combat operations against communist insurgent (Viet Cong) forces. When a battalion surgeon was about to perform a surgical amputation of a leg of a seriously wounded casualty who hand an "armed" 2.75-in. rocket imbedded in the injured limb, Petty Officer First Class Henry, realizing the gravity of the situation, volunteered to assist in the surgery. Although anticipating that the rocket might explode at any moment, he displayed an outstanding degree of professionalism in administering to the pre-surgical needs of the patient. After the anesthetic had been administered and the patient positioned, Petty Officer Henry aided the surgeon throughout the forty-five minute operation. By his outstanding courage, technical competence and selfless devotion to duty in the face of grave personal risk, Petty Officer Henry lent valuable assistance in saving the wounded man's life and in removing the threat of death or injury from other personnel working in the vicinity of the operating room. His inspiring conduct was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

General Orders: Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals

Action Date: 27-Aug-67

Service: Navy

Rank: Hospitalman First Class

Company: Corpsman (Attached)

Battalion: 1st Medical Battalion

Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
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