HARRY J YOST
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HONORED ON PANEL 8E, LINE 114 OF THE WALL

HARRY JAMES YOST

WALL NAME

HARRY J YOST

PANEL / LINE

8E/114

DATE OF BIRTH

01/04/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/30/1966

HOME OF RECORD

WHITACRE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Frederick County

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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LEFT FOR HARRY JAMES YOST
POSTED ON 3.30.2022
POSTED BY: Martha Yost

Harry J. Yost

You are my cousin on my dad's side of the family. I never got to meet you, but heard the stories my dad told about you. You are special to me, and keep your memories alive with me. Thank you for your service to keep our freedom free.
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POSTED ON 11.11.2019
POSTED BY: Martha Yost

Never Forgotten!

I never got to meet you. You are my Uncle Eddie' s son. I heard about you a lot from my uncle, aunt, my dad (who was your uncle) and rest of the family. We are so proud of your service and sacrifice for our country and freedom. Until we meet again.
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POSTED ON 10.17.2019
POSTED BY: Taylor

I never met you

You are my grandfather's brother. I wish I had met you, but the sacrifice you made will not be forgotten. Love you
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POSTED ON 3.18.2019

Battle of Srok Dong – June 30, 1966

On June 30, 1966, two units of the U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry Division were conducting an operation to secure the “Big Red One’s” (1st Infantry Division) forward base at Quan Loi and the Hon Quan airfield. It was part of an operation dubbed El Paso II. The mission was more or less a reconnaissance-in-force along portions of National Highway 13 north of the bridge at Cam Le above An Loc. Because the bridge was largely destroyed, it was necessary to escort engineers to make repairs to the structure. B Troop of the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry—nicknamed the “Quarter horse”—was assigned escort duty. Attached was the 1st Platoon of C Company. Ultimately, the troopers would be supported by three full companies (A, B and C) of the 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry, known as the “Spartans.” The terrain along Highway 13 was a mix of dense jungle, tree lines, chest-high grass and rice paddies. Near the hamlet of Srok Dong, due north of An Loc, the Viet Cong (VC) had constructed a bulwark of piled logs. It was close to the intersection of Highway 13 and Route 17, an ideal location for an L-shaped ambush. The VC had been ordered to “lay a mobile ambush” of convoys passing by there. That task was taken up by the 271st VC (Main Force) Regiment of the 9th VC Division. At 9:40 AM, B Troop was hit by recoilless-rifle and machine-gun fire while crossing a rice paddy. Within the first 30 minutes, all of its four M48 Patton tanks were disabled. Accompanying armored personnel carriers (APCs) responded with .50-caliber fire. APCs of C Troop carrying infantrymen atop them arrived quickly, only to be greeted by a rain of mortar shells. Its 1st Platoon countered with a mechanical flamethrower. The armored cavalrymen put up a protective shield around the besieged B Troop. Heavy fire support was quick on the scene. B and D batteries of the 8th Battalion, 6th Artillery, based at Hon Quan, fired 825 rounds over the course of combat. Airplanes, UH-1B Huey helicopters and CH-47 Chinooks (“Guns-A-Go-Go”) from the 11th Aviation Battalion provided an aerial arsenal. All told, the aircraft launched 88 close tactical air strikes. By noon, the remainder of A Company was flown in by helicopter. C Company also joined the fray. B Company arrived about the time the VC were leaving the battlefield. By 3:30 p.m., the VC had mostly broken off contact. C Troop moved to Checkpoint One and assisted B Troop in evacuating the wounded and suppressing enemy fire. One armor recon soldier of C Troop, SGT Donald R. Long, carried wounded to the helicopters and provided much-needed supplies under intense fire. Repelling the VC as they attempted to mount his APC, Long helped a severely wounded crew member to safety. When a grenade landed on the carrier deck, “he threw himself over the grenade to absorb the blast and thereby saved the lives of eight of his comrades at the expense of his own life,” according to his Medal of Honor citation. But eight other C troopers were killed along with three from B Troop. C Company lost five men killed and Headquarters Company counted one dead, a cook, PFC Earl Smith. The total tally for June 30 was seventeen GIs KIA and 66 WIA. The lost Americans included SGT Roy D. Baily, SP4 David E. Baun, SSG William R. Buckley, 1LT David K. Hight, SGT Richard P. Holien, SGT Donald R. Long, SSG Charles H. Mills, PFC Bobby L. Morden, SGT John D. Morgan, 1LT Peter E. Odenweller, SP4 Ronald O. Patterson, SP4 Franz G. Prediger, PVT Danny L. Smith, PFC Earl Smith, PFC Eddie K. Williams, and SP4 Harry J. Yost. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Ambushed At Srok Dong” by Richard Fournier, VFW Magazine, June/July 2016]
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POSTED ON 1.4.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Four Harry James Yost, Served with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division.
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