MADISON A STROHLEIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 3W, LINE 86 OF THE WALL

MADISON ALEXAND STROHLEIN

WALL NAME

MADISON A STROHLEIN

PANEL / LINE

3W/86

DATE OF BIRTH

05/17/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/22/1971

HOME OF RECORD

PHILADELPHIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Philadelphia County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MADISON ALEXAND STROHLEIN
POSTED ON 9.13.2021
POSTED BY: Lee Werling

Another POW/MIA Day, 2021

It's been 5 years since I posted here......mentor, friend, role model. I'll be our town's primary speaker for POW/ MIA Day, 9/17/21. Your name and story will be covered that day. To put a smile on your face, you'll be amused to know the vertical wind tunnel at Ft. Bragg, for HALO training, is named in your honor. Betting you've hooked up with Frank Norbury by now; he's been gone since '96. Looking forward to seeing you again, but hopefully, not to soon.
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POSTED ON 3.7.2021
POSTED BY: Aaron J Kotzin

Always Remembered

Skip (Madison) was a good friend in both high school and university. Among our group of friends, Skip always provided excitement, demonstrating his courage and zest for life. Skip did have influence on his friend's lives and I/we will always have Skip in our memories. His loss is a great one. Thank you Skip, we love you.
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POSTED ON 5.25.2017
POSTED BY: Kathy Bryan

Bracelet

I have had SSGT Madison A Strohlein's bracelet for probably over 35 years I wear it still. I will wear it on Sunday at the Raleigh National Cemetery in observance of all our heroes. My Dad rests under a tree in this beautiful place. He was in Vietnam the same time as Strohlein. He was also from PA. I treasure it. Should his family want this I will give it to them..it has been my honor and privilege to wear it and safekeep it.
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POSTED ON 5.29.2016
POSTED BY: Lee

Thinking about you Skip

Tomorrow's Memorial Day Skip. I still have your POW bracelet and it'll be on a special table at my Legion Post. How could I ever forget a roll model.
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POSTED ON 10.8.2014

Final Mission of SGT Madison A. Strohlein

On June 22, 1971, SGT Madison A. Strohlein and three other U.S. soldiers were on a reconnaissance mission in South Vietnam. At 0300 hours, the four-man team entered their mission area by parachute, but were unable to link up on the ground. At 0730 hours, SGT Strohlein radioed for an emergency medical evacuation for himself, and that he had sustained injury in the jump. From 0730 until 1100 hours, radio contact was maintained with him, but contact was eventually broken because of enemy movement near his position. The following day, a rescue team was inserted in his vicinity. The team found Strohlein's weapon and evidence of a firefight, however, they were not able to locate any other trace of SGT Strohlein's whereabouts. It seems unlikely that the enemy would have left SGT Strohlein's weapon behind if they had crossed his original position, so it is logical to speculate that Strohlein left his position to try and evade an approaching enemy; perhaps having expended his ammunition, he discarded the gun. Category 1 means that the U.S. has information that the enemy absolutely knows the fate of the individual in the category. Category 1 does not mean the individual lived or that he died, only that the enemy knows his fate. It is a category primarily reserved for those who were known to be captured. Public record does not indicate how badly Strohlein was injured in the jump, or if there was evidence that he was wounded in the firefight. The record does not indicate if enemy movement in the area included approach and capture. However, since he was apparently not mortally wounded (having been on radio for 3 1/2 hours), it can be safely assumed that SGT Strohlein was captured or killed by the enemy in the area he was last seen. [Taken from pownetwork.org]
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