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HONORED ON PANEL 29W, LINE 28 OF THE WALL

HENRY CHAMBERLAIN

WALL NAME

HENRY CHAMBERLAIN

PANEL / LINE

29W/28

DATE OF BIRTH

04/05/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/13/1969

HOME OF RECORD

HARLINGEN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cameron County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HENRY CHAMBERLAIN
POSTED ON 9.29.2012

Photo

Rest in peace with the warriors.

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POSTED ON 11.13.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Henry is buried at Mont Meta Memorial Park in San Benito, TX. DSC BSM PH
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POSTED ON 4.5.2010
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS POSTHUMOUS RECIPIENT OF THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS



STAFF SERGEANT



HENRY CHAMBERLAIN





served with





COMPANY A



3rd BATTALION



21st INFANTRY REGIMENT



" DUTY "



196th LIGHT INFANTRY BRIGADE



" AHEAD OF THE REST "



AMERICAL DIVISION





and was posthumously awarded the





DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS



PURPLE HEART



NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL



VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL



REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERICE MEDAL





and was entitled to wear the





COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE











THE PROUD YOUNG VALOR THAT ROSE ABOVE THE MORTAL



AND THEN, AT LAST, WAS MORTAL AFTER ALL











YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN



NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE









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CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS RECIPIENT OF THE



DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS





The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross ( Posthumously ) to Henry Chamberlain, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Company A, 3d Battalion, 21st Infantry, 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. Staff Sergeant Chamberlain distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 13 March 1969 as a platoon sergeant during a search and clear mission near Tien Phuoc. When his platoon came under intense fire from an estimated company-size North Vietnamese Army force in a concealed bunker complex, Sergeant Chamberlain led an assault on the communists. Seeing the point man wounded by enemy fire within ten feet of a bunker, he rushed forward and killed both occupants of the fortification. As the platoon continued to advance, the left flank received a heavy volume of automatic weapons and small arms fire from several concealed positions which wounded two men and trapped them in the hostile killing zone. Sergeant Chamberlain quickly organized an attack, sending one element against another stronghold that suddenly began firing from the right flank and spearheading the assault on the original positions. While fearlessly exposing himself to the enemy so that he could effectively fire into a bunker aperture, he was mortally wounded by the hostile fusillade. His men were inspired by his actions and succeeded in overrunning the North Vietnamese. Staff Sergeant Chamberlain's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.







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R E M E M B R A N C E









21 JULY 1999






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POSTED ON 6.18.2007
POSTED BY: Bob Goff, A Co. 3/21 196th LIB '68 - '69

A great leader of men.

Hank was a great friend and mentor. His leadership skills were instrumental in keeping his squad out of trouble. He died taking the initiative to clear the way for the rest of us. I think of him often.
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POSTED ON 8.2.2006

Attention Larry D. or Matthew B.

My name is Gerald Henry Quezada, I am the son of Ofelia Chamberlain Quezada, Henry's sister. I would love to hear from either of you. My phone # is 254-458-3136. I would love to hear from you Larry and Matthew, we seem to be lost cousins.
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