GEORGE VINCENT
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HONORED ON PANEL 3E, LINE 38 OF THE WALL

GEORGE VINCENT

WALL NAME

GEORGE VINCENT

PANEL / LINE

3E/38

DATE OF BIRTH

11/21/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/08/1965

HOME OF RECORD

LOS ANGELES

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GEORGE VINCENT
POSTED ON 1.25.2022
POSTED BY: Rebecca Vincent

Will always miss you

Well to all that read this. I am George’s sister. I welcome All and anyone to reach out to me I have up loaded a better picture of George.
He will always always be my big brother.
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POSTED ON 11.19.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

NEVER FORGOTTEN

On the remembrance of your 79th birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 8.13.2020
POSTED BY: Sybil T Noss

I am sorry

Several years ago I was searching for your photo. I was unable to find your family or school. It breaks my heart to see that a better photo has not yet been found. This photo was taken from a video clip honoring those who perished on November 8th, 1965 in Operation Hump. You are honored and remembered for your heroism and sacrifice for a better world. George, your spirit knows I tried.
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POSTED ON 12.23.2019
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

SPEC4 George Vincent is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA.

Your sacrifice and the sacrifice of all of your comrades are not forgotten.
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POSTED ON 8.12.2018

Final Mission of SP4 George Vincent

Operation Hump was a search and destroy operation initiated by the U.S. Army on November 5, 1965, with the objective of driving out Viet Cong (VC) fighters who had taken up positions on several key hills north of Bien Hoa in Bien Hoa Province, RVN. Little contact was made through November 7th, when Sky Soldiers from B and C Companies,1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade, settled into a night defensive position southeast of Hill 65, a triple-canopied covered jungle hill. Early on November 8th, C Company began a move northwest toward Hill 65, while B Company moved northeast toward nearby Hill 78. C Company became engaged by a sizeable enemy force, well dug in to the southern face of Hill 65, armed with machine guns and shotguns. B Company was directed to wheel in place and proceed toward Hill 65 with the intention of relieving C Company, often relying on fixed bayonets to repel daring close-range attacks by small bands of masked VC fighters. As B Company reached the foot of Hill 65, it became obvious that there was a large enemy force in place on the hill. C Company was suffering heavy casualties. The enemy force—most of a VC regiment—shifted their position to the northwest, whereupon the B Company commander called in air and incendiary artillery fire on the retreating rebels. The shells scorched the foliage and caught many VC fighters ablaze, exploding the ammunition and grenades they carried. The VC commander realized that his best chance was to close in with the U.S. forces so that the 173rd's air and artillery fire could not be effectively employed. The result was shoulder-to-shoulder attacks up the hillside, with hand-to-hand fighting. The Americans held against two such attacks, and by late afternoon it seemed that contact had been broken, allowing the two companies to prepare a night defensive position and collect their dead and wounded. American paratroopers inflicted 403 killed (by body count) on the enemy but lost 49 dead in the process. The lost Sky Soldiers included PFC Rudolph R. Aguilar, SP4 James Belton, SFC Bryant Brayboy Jr., PFC Herman Brown, SSG Magno Campos, SFC Henry T. Cannon, PFC Lavalle E. Carlton, SSG Samuel A. Eidson, PFC Gary L. Elmore, PFC Byron J. Foster, SP4 Everett W. Goias, PFC Harold Goldman, PFC Kenneth E. Graham, SGT Lloyd V. Greene, PFC Joseph T. Hamilton, PFC John E. Hannigan III, SP4 Robert W. Harden Jr., SSG Clifton W. Harrington, PSG Leroy Hill, SGT Rebel L. Holcomb, SGT Lawrence P. Howard Jr., SGT John A. Hughlett, SP4 Wayne W. Humphries, SGT Theodore R. Jones Jr., SGT David L. Keel, CPL Cleo Lockett, PFC Valentine Marquez, PFC Michael K. Mathison, PFC Michael M. Medley, PVT Charles L. Mitchell Jr., SP4 John A. Nathan, PFC Steve Orris III, PFC Jerry L. Potter, PFC Michael P. Russo, PFC Dennis D. Rutowski, SSG Theodore M. Shamblin, PFC Harold M. Smith, PFC Daniel J. Sobota, SP4 Cordell Spencer, SP4 Scip Tate, 2LT Clair H. Thurston Jr., PFC Samuel S. Tolliver, SP4 Thomas A. Turnage, 2LT David L. Ugland, PFC Davis Uptain, SP4 George Vincent, PFC Danny R. Ward, PFC Kelly E. Whitaker, and SGT Troy B. Williams. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and wikipedia.org]
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