JACK D RENFRO
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HONORED ON PANEL 12E, LINE 39 OF THE WALL

JACK DENNIS RENFRO

WALL NAME

JACK D RENFRO

PANEL / LINE

12E/39

DATE OF BIRTH

04/22/1939

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/07/1966

HOME OF RECORD

OVERLAND PARK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Johnson County

STATE

KS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JACK DENNIS RENFRO
POSTED ON 5.12.2018
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Ground Casualty

LT Jack D. Renfro was a Supply Staff Corps member serving with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 6 (NMCB-6). On November 7, 1966, LT Renfro was involved in a vehicle accident on the roadways near Da Nang, Quang Nam Province, RVN. The jeep he was traveling in was in a fender-bender with a small utility vehicle driven by a Vietnamese national. Both vehicles parked on the side of the narrow road, and Renfro and his driver stood in the street to talk to the other driver. Traffic was moving slowly past the accident scene when a 25-ton U.S. Navy dump truck approached carrying a load of rocks from the Da Nang crusher pit. As the dump truck squeezed by at under 5 mph, Renfro, focused on his conversation, suddenly turned and moved into the path of the massive truck. He was fatally injured after being run over by its huge tires. Chaos ensued, and U.S. MP’s arrived on the scene. They removed Renfro’s body and took away the driver of the dump truck. He was later criminally charged in the incident and a court-martial was conducted; however, investigators later ruled that the driver was not at fault in the case. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by John E. Delaney (April 2018)]
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POSTED ON 10.26.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LT Jack Dennis Renfro, 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 8.25.2013
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Jack is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
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POSTED ON 5.17.2013

If I should die...remembrances for LT Jack Dennis RENFRO, USN...who made the ultimate sacrifice!!!!!

If I should die, and nleave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to mlife, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.

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POSTED ON 5.5.2012
POSTED BY: Tom Burgdorf

1962 Lucky Bag Photo

1962 Lucky Bag Photo
Graduate of the 1962 US Naval Academy
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