HOWARD B HENRY
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HONORED ON PANEL 16W, LINE 64 OF THE WALL

HOWARD BOYD HENRY

WALL NAME

HOWARD B HENRY

PANEL / LINE

16W/64

DATE OF BIRTH

02/18/1933

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/12/1969

HOME OF RECORD

BALTIMORE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Baltimore City

STATE

MD

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

MAJ

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POSTED ON 11.14.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your Silver Star citation attests to your courage and devotion to your fellow marines. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever….
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POSTED ON 8.25.2019

Final Mission of MAJ Howard B. Henry

On November 12, 1969, a U.S. Marine Corps AH-1G Cobra attack helicopter (#68-15080) from Marine Observation Squadron 2 (VMO-2), Marine Aircraft Group 16 (MAG-16), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, was one of two Cobras flying in support of Marines engaged on the ground five miles southeast of An Hoa Air Field in Quang Nam Province, RVN. The Cobra crew consisted of pilot MAJ Howard B. Henry and co-pilot 1LT Joseph A. Lofton. The flight was attempting to silence a heavy machine gun positioned on the north slope of the Que Son Mountains. The gun was causing considerable problems for the Marines operating in the immediate area and had a number of Marines pinned down in a bomb crater. Numerous west to east gun runs were made without effect. Apparently, the gun was mobile and was possibly being moved in and out of a cave. After Henry’s wingman’s guns malfunctioned, he continued to attack the enemy gun. On their last pass, the wingman radioed that they were taking hits and could see pieces of Henry’s aircraft coming off. At about that same time, Henry radioed he was on fire. What looked like a ball of fire was seen in the exhaust, but no flames were visible from the engine cowling. Henry crash-landed in a nearby open area. The Cobra appeared to be generally intact after impact; however, neither crewman was seen. When a Marine CH-46 helicopter landed near the burning Cobra, its crew chief found both pilots dead in the grass outside the burning Cobra. Both Henry and Lofton had been fatally injured by the main rotor blade after exiting the helicopter. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and popasmoke.com]
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POSTED ON 5.14.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Major Howard Henry, Thank you for your service as a HMH Pilot. Watch over the USA, it still needs your strength. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 2.18.2019

Howard

Howard....Honoring you on your birthday....God Bless
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POSTED ON 11.12.2018
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Distinguished Flying Cross Citation

Howard Boyd Henry

Distinguished Flying Cross
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Major
Division: 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
SYNOPSIS: Major Howard Boyd Henry (MCSN: 0-85097), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in Southeast Asia.
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