HOWARD S LINDECAMP JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 25E, LINE 69 OF THE WALL

HOWARD S LINDECAMP JR

WALL NAME

HOWARD S LINDECAMP JR

PANEL / LINE

25E/69

DATE OF BIRTH

09/09/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/30/1967

HOME OF RECORD

KENNETT SQUARE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Chester County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HOWARD S LINDECAMP JR
POSTED ON 3.31.2016
POSTED BY: Anthony Testa

Remember out heroes

I have wore a MIA/POW bracelet for years when I found out my soldier was brought home. While searching for another soldier to remember I came across Howard's name and contacted my mother who grew up in the same town. I asked her if she remembered the name and she told me she knew Howard and was friends with her and has thought of him often over the years, so now I am going to order a bracelet for Howard Lindecamp and for my mon who knew this hero.
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POSTED ON 2.26.2015
POSTED BY: Janice Lopez

Thinking of you

I remember your quick smile and your ready laugh. I mostly saw you at the Sons of Italy dances in Kennett Square. I had a huge crush on you - you knew it, but tried like heck to ignore me. I didn't care. We talked and laughed and that was enough.
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POSTED ON 8.29.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Howard S Lindecamp Jr, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 2.6.2005
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

The Philadelphia Inquirer - September 1, 1967

Soldier Killed;
Took Brother's Duty in Vietnam

A Chester county soldier who welcomed his assignment to Vietnam because it meant his younger brother, a Marine, would not have to serve there, was killed Tuesday during an enemy mortar attack.
Sp/4 Howard S. Lindecamp Jr., 20, told his parents that he would be safer in Vietnam than his brother because his job as a switchboard operator with the Signal Corps kept him out of most of the fighting.
His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Howard M. Lindecamp, of 415 W. Mulberry st., Kennett Square.
Mrs. Lindecamp learned of her son's death when she got off work at the National Vulcanizing Fiber Co., near her home at 4:30 P.M., Wednesday, and found an Army sergeant waiting outside with the news. Her husband was called from work at the Texture Yarn Co., Kennett Square, where he is a maintenance foreman.
Lindecamp said his son had telephoned home twice during the first two weeks he was in Vietnam and said he was stationed "at the base camp where it's pretty safe." He would have been in Vietnam one month Wednesday.
The young soldier, a graduate of Kennett Consolidated School, was off-duty and sleeping in his barracks when the enemy launched the fatal mortar attack.
Also surviving is a brother, John, 19, a Marine private who has been attending helicopter mechanics classes at the Naval Training School near Memphis, Tenn.
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POSTED ON 1.31.2005
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin - September 1, 1967

Kennett Sq. Soldier Is Killed
In Viet Cong Raid at Base

Howard S. Lindecamp, 20, told his parents he was glad it was he, not his younger brother, John M., 19, who was being ordered to Vietnam.
Howard Lindecamp was an Army Signal Corps Spec. 4. He told his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard M. Lindecamp, 415 Mulberry st., Kennett Square, he would be stationed at a base camp.
Therefore, he said, his job would be safer than any his brother would have in Vietnam. The brother, a Marine, is being trained as a helicopter mechanic at Memphis, Tenn.
Under Defense Department regulations, only one member of a family need serve at one time in Vietnam.
Yesterday, the Lindecamps were notified their Howard was killed Tuesday during a Viet Cong mortar attack on the base camp. He had been in Vietnam one day short of a month.
Lindecamp enlisted following his graduation from Kennett Consolidated High School in 1966.
He had been active in the Boy Scouts, was an assistant scoutmaster of Troop 57, Kennett Square, and for two summers an archery counsellor at the Chester County Scout camp near Rising Sun, Md.
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