HARRY G HODGES
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HONORED ON PANEL 34E, LINE 49 OF THE WALL

HARRY GAINES HODGES

WALL NAME

HARRY G HODGES

PANEL / LINE

34E/49

DATE OF BIRTH

10/10/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/14/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SEVIERVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Sevier County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

CN

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HARRY GAINES HODGES
POSTED ON 3.2.2019
POSTED BY: Jack L. Belt EO2

A Hero Harry Hoghes

I served with Harry. I was are Captain Shockey driver MCB9 Harry was in my squad while in training in Ca. When he was killed Captain Shockey ask me to identify his body. . To this day I can not get that day out of my mind! What a nice guy he was he truly is a hero. So sorry to the family l always wanted to be able to talk with you. GOD BLESS I will put a brick in his name at the SEABEE MUSEUM IN Pt. Hueneme.
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POSTED ON 1.14.2019
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Citation

Harry Gaines Hodges

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Navy
Rank: Equipment Operator Constructionman
Battalion: Naval Construction Battalion 9
GENERAL ORDERS:
Board Serial 1714 (February 14, 1968)
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Equipment Operator Constructionman Harry Gaines Hodges (NSN: B-320923), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with the Security Platoon, Headquarters Company, United States Naval Construction Battalion NINE, in connection with operations against hostile forces in the Republic of Vietnam. During the early morning hours of 14 January 1968, while on duty as sentry in a defensive position at a construction site near DaNang, Constructionman Hodges and a companion were attacked by the enemy, with a grenade being thrown into their position. Disregarding his own safety by electing not to vacate the position, Constructionman Hodges unhesitatingly placed himself between his comrade and the grenade, and attempted to throw the grenade out of the position. Unable to clear the grenade before it exploded, Constructionman Hodges sacrificed his life to save that of his fellow Seabee. His gallant efforts and bold initiative in the face of extreme danger were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
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POSTED ON 1.12.2018
POSTED BY: Amy Hodges Morehous

So many thanks

As the 50th anniversary of my uncle’s death nears, I just wanted to thank everyone who has remembered him here. My sister and I were born after he died, and we grew up on stories about him. Thanks for making those a little more real for all of us. Blessings on you and your family.
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POSTED ON 1.12.2018
POSTED BY: Ed Larson

It has been 50 years...Part 2

Just a correction... My correct e-mail address is edclarson@gmail.com Also, I mentioned to my wife I had been thinking about Harry and the 50 year anniversary of his death and she organized a family dinner in Harry's honor! We're having Tennessee Moon Pies for dessert!
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POSTED ON 1.12.2018
POSTED BY: Ed Larson

It has been 50 years...

I was Harry's partner in a perimeter security tower on our Seabee base in Danang for the 4 months prior to his death. Some things we shared during that time are still, even after 50 years, very clear in my mind. I remember: rebuilding our tower together with materials we "borrowed" from the supply yard, hitching a ride with a "local" (Harry's idea!) across Danang to buy cameras, watching a night mortar attack on the air base below our base from our tower, hearing about Harry's terrific R & R leave in Hawaii with his parents and girl friend, what a friendly and easy-going guy Harry was, and the shock of hearing he had died. His memory will always be with me.
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