HUBERT J PAYNE
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HONORED ON PANEL 30E, LINE 11 OF THE WALL

HUBERT JACKSON PAYNE

WALL NAME

HUBERT J PAYNE

PANEL / LINE

30E/11

DATE OF BIRTH

10/05/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/17/1967

HOME OF RECORD

VERMILLION

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lorain County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

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LEFT FOR HUBERT JACKSON PAYNE
POSTED ON 10.5.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you on your angel birthday.....

There is a place
Not far from here
Where spirits walk
And heroes live
And honor still resides.

It is a wall
With names inscribed
Of those who served
When they were asked...
The brothers of my youth.

I go there still
To walk and think
About my life,
And what I've done since
And things that might have been.

There is a debt
I can't repay
Too many lives were spent.
And one man's life cannot suffice
To make their deaths worthwhile.

But there is hope
In the memory
Of those we leave behind
Who know the price that freedom brings
Who can carry on in kind.

I send you now
To touch a name
So the vision can be passed
Remember there is honor still
It is for you to see it lasts.

They are not dead
And have a wish
As all old soldiers do
The reflection you see before you now
Is their wish to live in you.
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POSTED ON 12.2.2021
POSTED BY: Casey Freeman

Thank You, Uncle Hubert.

My friend we never meet, but I'm honored to have you in my families lineage. I'm your great nephew and had you survived there would've been a strong possibility we would've meet. The service you did is greatly appreciated. I wish I would've had the honor of shaking your hand but having you in my lineage will be more than sufficient. You're life was unjustly cut short but you did do the honorable thing. I hope that I will be able to keep your legacy going. I look forward to seeing you in the presents of Christ one day. Thank you for all that you did, you're dearly missed and loved.
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POSTED ON 10.26.2021

Final Mission of PFC Hubert J. Payne

Dak To Base Camp was located in Kontum Province in a valley surrounded by limestone ridges in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. During September and October 1967, more than 7,000 North Vietnamese Army (NVA) troops entrenched themselves on these ridges to besiege nearby American positions. On the night of November 12, 1967, the enemy launched the first of many rocket attacks against the Dak To Airfield, firing 44 rockets. Three days later, two C-130 Hercules transport aircraft were destroyed by an NVA mortar barrage when the planes were hit on the runway turnaround area. Additional incoming mortars set the ammunition dump and fuel storage areas ablaze. Explosions continued all day and into the night. During that evening’s incoming shelling, a mortar round landed on two steel containers of C-4 plastic explosive. They detonated simultaneously, sending a fireball and mushroom cloud high above the valley, and leaving two 40-foot-deep craters. This was said to be the largest explosion to occur during the Vietnam War, reportedly knocking men off their feet over a mile away. The explosion destroyed the entire 15th Light Equipment Company compound next to the ammunition dump. Miraculously, no one was killed. One Army engineer commented, "It looked like Charlie had gotten hold of some nuclear weapons." To prevent a repetition of the mortar attack, three companies from the U.S. Army’s 3/12th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division, were ordered to take Hill 1338 (Ngok Con Kring Mountain), the dominant hill mass three and a half miles south of Dak To. For two days, the Americans struggled their way up the jungle-covered slope nicknamed “Rocket Ridge.” The troopers found an elaborate bunker complex and nine large tunnels lined with foot-thick logs, apparently used as a hospital, each connected by field telephones. They fought their way up through several enemy positions, finally reaching the summit on November 17th. The operation cost nine U.S. lives. They included PFC Jackie R. Combs, PFC Robert W. Deyo Jr., PFC Terry M. Enriquez, SP4 Robert J. Farley Sr., PFC Leroy J. O. Kling, PFC Hubert J. Payne, 1LT John W. Terrell, SGT Larry P. Thurman, and PFC Darrell D. Venenga. The fifty-nine North Vietnamese dead they killed belonged to the 32nd NVA Regiment. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, gazette.com, and wikipedia.org]
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POSTED ON 10.3.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never Forgotten

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 4.8.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Hubert Payne, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is Easter Thursday. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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