Chamberlain, Henry, SSG

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11B10, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
Service Years
1961 - 1969
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Staff Sergeant


Two Service Stripes



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1942
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Harlingen
Last Address
Mont Meta Memorial Park
San Benita, Texas

Casualty Date
Mar 13, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Tin (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran Gold Star


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry 196th Infantry Brigade (Light) 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
  1968-1969, 11B10, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry /A Company
  1968-1969, 11B10, 196th Infantry Brigade (Light) /HHC
  1968-1969, 11B10, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 29W 028

Distinguished Service Cross Citation
Distinguished Service Cross Awarded posthumously for actions during the Vietnam War The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Staff Sergeant Henry Chamberlain (ASN: RA-18550727), United States 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. General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army, Vietnam, General Orders No. 1743 (May 15, 1969) Action Date: 13-Mar-69 Service: Army Rank: Staff Sergeant Company: Company A Battalion: 3d Battalion Regiment: 21st Infantry Regiment, 196th Infantry Brigade Division: Americal Division
Apr 6, 2012

 

♥ Jackie Taylor
I Will, Remember You

Honoring Your Memory, Today, On Your Birthday.
Apr 5, 2009

 

davy b
another brother
Kilgore, Tx.
remembrance
Honoring the memory, of a patriot and hero. Thank you, for your dedication and years, of service to our nation. Rest in peace, Henry Chamberlain, YOU, ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!!!
Apr 5, 2009

 

Mick Regan
usmc vietnam vet lima 3/26 68-69
GOD BLESS REST IN PEACE
Mar 13, 2009

 

Manuel Pino B/2/8th Cav,1st Cav 68-69
Fellow Army Vietnam Brother
A/3/21st Inf Rgt, 196th Inf Bde

I remember Our dead brothers still live for us and bid us think of life, not death-of life to which in their youth they lent the passion and joy of the spring. As I listen, the great chorus of life and joy begins again and amid the awful orchestra of seen and unseen powers and destinies of good and evil our trumpets sound once more a note of daring, hope and will. I see them now as once I saw them on this earth. They are the same bright figures that come also before your eyes and when I speak of those who were my brothers, the same words describe yours. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Oct 4, 2008

 

manny g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. “He which hath no stomach, to this fight, let him depart. But we in it, shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless you, for your Sacrifice!!!
Mar 13, 2007

 

hilario diaz
friend
1425, mulberry, brownsville, tx., 78520, usa
Kingfish
Henry, to me, you will, always be Kingfish, as you were known, to your close friends, of which, I'am proud, to have been one. Every time, I go to any golf course, your name comes to mind, for we spent some great times, on golf courses, playing, caddying, or just goofing off. I know, that you are with the Lord, for because of you, just being a tremendous, human being. I hope, to see you again, someday and we will, continue our journey. Tu carnal, hilario
Friday, June 02, 2006

 

Albert Galvan
Cousin
2801, Emerald Lake Drive, Harlingen, TX., 78550, USA
Thank You, Cousin
A grateful cousin, who just wanted, to thank you, for service, to our country. will remember you, always.
Monday, October 09, 2000

 

Greg Quezada II
Nephew
2410, Botanical Dr., Killeen, TX., 76542, USA
I never knew my uncle, but will honor his memory, by remembering his sacrifice, for his country. My mother (his sister) has spoken, of him highly and let me know, what a great man, he was. God Bless you, Henry. Nino
Sunday, March 24, 2002

 

bob goff
proudly served, with hank
TO A CLOSE, FRIEND
I SERVED PROUDLY, WITH HANK, FROM OCT., '68, UNTIL HIS TRAGIC DEATH. HE WAS, A MENTOR AND FRIEND, TO ALL OF US, IN THE PLATOON. ON THE DAY HE DIED, HE PERFORMED HEROICALLY, TO PROTECT THE MEN, OF HIS SQUAD, FROM THE DANGERS THEY FACED, FROM WELL-HIDDEN AND EXPERIENCED NVA. HANK WAS, A GREAT FRIEND AND IS CONSTANTLY, AN INSPIRATION, IN MY LIFE.
Friday, December 06, 2002
   
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