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 1.31.2010
POSTED BY: A Marine

Semper Fi

Semper Fi, Doc. Thank you for your service to our country and to your Marines.
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POSTED ON 6.25.2007
POSTED BY: Dave Avery

Navy Cross

*HENRY, DANIEL BENEDICT
Hospitalman First Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman (Attached), 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
Date of Action: August 27, 1967
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Daniel Benedict Henry, Hospitalman First Class, U.S. 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 Da Nang, 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 (then Petty Officer Second 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.
Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals
Home Town: Olean, New York
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POSTED ON 4.3.2005
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

The Philadelphia Inquirer - February 10, 1968

GI to Attend
Hero's Rites

BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 9 (UPI). -Army Specialist 4 Raymond F. Hutton left Buffalo Friday to attend the funeral of a fellow serviceman who saved his life in a Vietnam jungle.
Hutton, 22, underwent surgery last August 27 for removal of a live rocket shell that was imbedded in his leg.
The suburban Orchard Park, N.Y., youth was told Wednesday that one of the two men who operated on him to remove the shell and save his life, Navy Corpsman Daniel B. Henry, was killed by mortar fire January 31.
Henry worked with Lt. Cmdr. David A. Taft of Columbus, O., to remove the shell - at the risk of their own lives.
Henry, 32, formerly of Olean, N.Y., will be buried this wekend at Saco, Me.
"I still feel a little stunned," Hutton said. "I thought he was back home safe in the States."

Semper Fidelis, Doc!
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POSTED ON 6.12.2003
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you Doc

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Daniel Benedict Henry, for your courageous and valiant service, many years of faithfully contributing, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!

Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Mate, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

Again, thank you Doc Henry, for a job well done!

FAIR WINDS, AND ETERNAL PEACE MY FRIEND


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POSTED ON 6.6.2002
POSTED BY: HMCM John Bruneel, Retired

I'm the One Called "Doc..."

I'm the One Called "Doc…"


I shall not walk in your footsteps,
but I will walk by your side.
I shall not walk in your image,
I've earned my own title of pride.
We've answered the call together,
on sea and foreign land.
When the cry for help was given,
I've been there right at hand.
Whether I am on the ocean
or in the jungle wearing greens,
Giving aid to my fellow man,
be it Sailors or Marines.
So the next time you see a corpsman
and you thing of calling him "squid",
Think of the job he's doing
as those before him did.
And if you ever have to go out there
and you life is on the block,
Look at the one right next to you…
I'm the one called "Doc".


Harry D. Penny, Jr. HMC(AC)USN
Copyright 1975

"Permission to reprint granted
by the author/copyright owner".
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