SAMUEL W OSBORNE JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 18E, LINE 103 OF THE WALL

SAMUEL WILLIAM OSBORNE JR

WALL NAME

SAMUEL W OSBORNE JR

PANEL / LINE

18E/103

DATE OF BIRTH

01/21/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

OFFSHORE, PR&MR UNK.

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/27/1967

HOME OF RECORD

CHARLESTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Berkeley County

STATE

SC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

STATUS

MIA

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR SAMUEL WILLIAM OSBORNE JR
POSTED ON 3.3.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Samuel Osborne, Thank you for your service as a Combat Engineer. Your are still MIA. Please come home. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Lent has begun. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Be at peace.
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POSTED ON 1.21.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Samuel William Osborne Jr., Served with the 2nd Platoon, Company A, 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 8.27.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 10.5.2014

Eyewitness Account

On April 27, 1967 a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter UH-34D tail number 148071 lost power and crashed into the sea after take-off from the aft platform of a navy ship positioned off the shore of Vietnam. Troops aboard the aircraft included LCP Richard H. Dallas, SGT Reinaldo A. Castro, LCP James A. Benton, LCP Blenn C. Dyer, PFC Samuel W. Osborne Jr., and LCP Ronald K. Pennington. All drowned and their remains were never recovered. The following are comments made by an eyewitness to the incident: “Years have passed, but I remember this incident clearly. I watched the bird take off, dip its blades, and then hit the ship. The aircraft sank fast. Navy crew members of ship ran out with M-1 rifles to keep any sharks off survivors if they came. Saw only a few crew members swimming and no grunts. We were loaded down with full gear and ammo for the operation ahead.” By Michael L. Meeker, Marine Infantry, 1 Bn/3rd Marines [Narrative taken from pownetwork.org; image from wikipedia.org]
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POSTED ON 4.27.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine, USMC, Vietnam

Semper Fi, Marine.