LEROY C SCHANEBERG
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HONORED ON PANEL 9W, LINE 107 OF THE WALL

LEROY CLYDE SCHANEBERG

WALL NAME

LEROY C SCHANEBERG

PANEL / LINE

9W/107

DATE OF BIRTH

03/29/1940

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/30/1970

HOME OF RECORD

ASHTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lee County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LEROY CLYDE SCHANEBERG
POSTED ON 6.30.2021
POSTED BY: Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Flying Cross Award (3rd Award)

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pride in presenting a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross with Combat "V" (Posthumously) to Captain Leroy Clyde Schaneberg, United States Air Force, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as an HH-53 Copilot in Southeast Asia on 21 April 1970. On that date, Captain Schaneberg attempted the rescue of an American airman in heavily defended hostile territory. He continued his valiant attempt, despite heavy and accurate hostile ground fire, until one of his crewmembers was critically wounded and he was forced to leave the area. The outstanding heroism and selfless devotion to duty displayed by Captain Schaneberg reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
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POSTED ON 3.29.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Captain Leroy Clyde Schaneberg, Served with the 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, 3rd Air Rescue Group, 7th Air Force.
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POSTED ON 6.30.2017
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Air Force Cross

Leroy Clyde Schaneberg
Date of birth: March 29, 1940
Date of death: MIA: June 30, 1970
Burial location: Arlington, VA
Place of Birth: Illinois, Flagg Center
Home of record: Ashton Illinois
Status: MIA

The remains of Captain Schaneberg and the members of his crew were recovered and identified on March 24, 1993, and they were interred together at Arlington National Cemetery.
AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742, United States Code, takes pride in presenting the Air Force Cross (Posthumously) to Captain Leroy Clyde Schaneberg (AFSN: 0-328349277), United States Air Force, for extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed force as an HH-53C Aircraft Commander of the 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, Udorn Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand, in action in Savanbnekhet Province, Laos, on 30 June 1970. On that date, while piloting a rescue helicopter, Captain Schaneberg penetrated an area of known hostile concentration in a valiant attempt to rescue an injured American pilot. Undaunted after having to abort his first effort and without regard for his personal safety, Captain Schaneberg elected to make a second rescue effort. As his helicopter neared the survivor, it sustained severe battle damage, forcing Captain Schaneberg to abandon the attempt. With great courage and determination, Captain Schaneberg tried to save the aircraft and his crew, but the badly damaged helicopter became uncontrollable, impacted the ground, and exploded. Through his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship, and aggressiveness in the face of hostile forces, Captain Schaneberg reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Action Date: June 30, 1970

Service: Air Force

Battalion: 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron

Division: Udorn Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand
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POSTED ON 6.30.2017
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Flying Cross (Second Award)

Distinguished Flying Cross

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pride in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross with Combat "V" (Posthumously) to Captain Leroy Clyde Schaneberg (AFSN: 0-328349277), United States Air Force, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as an HH-53B Copilot in Southeast Asia on 5 December 1969. On that date, Captain Schaneberg and his fellow crewmembers attempted the rescue of two downed American airmen from one of the most heavily defended hostile areas in Southeast Asia. This rescue attempt was continued until the helicopter was in imminent danger of being downed, at which time, Captain Schaneberg provided direction around hostile gun positions in their egress of the area, saving not only his own life, but also those of his fellow crewmembers. The outstanding heroism and selfless devotion to duty displayed by Captain Schaneberg in the dedication of his service to his country reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Action Date: December 5, 1969

Service: Air Force

Rank: Captain

Company: 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron

Division: Udorn Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand
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POSTED ON 6.30.2017
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Flying Cross (First Award)

Distinguished Flying Cross

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Captain Leroy Clyde Schaneberg (AFSN: 0-328349277), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as an HH-53C Rescue Crew Member, 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, Udorn Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand, on 12 November 1969. On that date, Captain Schaneberg participated in the successful rescue of a pilot downed in hostile territory. This was accomplished even though exposed to constant ground fire and the survivor's position had not been pinpointed. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Captain Schaneberg in the dedication of his service to his country reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Action Date: November 12, 1969

Service: Air Force

Rank: Captain

Company: 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron

Division: Udorn Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand
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