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  • NATIONAL POW/MIA DAY

    Ladies and Gents,

    Today is the day to recognize those who are gone but not forgotten........

    Here is some info about my adoptee:

    SHARP, SAMUEL ARTHUR JR.

    Name: Samuel Arthur Sharp, Jr.
    Rank/Branch: E3/USMC
    Unit: A Co, 3rd Recon BN, 3rd Marine Division, Khe Sanh, South Vietnam
    Date of Birth: 09 February 1947
    Home City of Record: San Jose CA
    Date of Loss: 10 May 1967
    Country of Loss: South Vietnam
    Loss Coordinates: 163706N 1064404E (XD845485)
    Status (in 1973): Killed in Action, Body Not Recovered
    Category: 2
    Acft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
    Refno: 0676

    Other Personnel in Incident: Heinz Ahlmeyer Jr.; James N. Tycz; Malcolm T.
    Miller (all missing)

    Source: Compiled by Homecoming II Project 01 April 1990 from one or more of
    the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence
    with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W.
    NETWORK 1998.

    REMARKS: KIA WHN PTRL ATKD, WNDD RCV-J

    SYNOPSIS: Third Class Petty Officer Malcolm T. Miller was a hospital
    corpsman assigned to H & S Company at Khe Sanh, South Vietnam. He was
    working with A Company, 3rd Marine Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine
    Division at Khe Sanh on May 9, 1967.

    On that day, Miller joined a reconnaissance patrol from A Company that had
    the mission of gathering intelligence information on suspected enemy
    infiltration routes near their base. The patrol was helicopter lifted into
    an area just south of the DMZ, where they found signs of recent enemy
    activity, and moved to high ground to establish a night defensive position.

    Shortly after 12 p.m. the patrol came under heavy small arms fire, and
    several of the team were wounded. Twelve hours later, after numerous
    unsuccessful attempts, a helicopter was finally able to land and retrieve
    the wounded. It was not possible to retrieve the bodies of those who had
    died, including Miller, LCpl. Samuel A. Sharp, Jr., Sgt. James N. Tycz, and
    2Lt. Heinz Ahlmeyer, Jr. All were said to have died during the action from
    wounds received from enemy small arms fire and and grenades.

    The four men left behind near the DMZ were never found. The government of
    Vietnam has been consistently uncooperative in releasing remains they hold
    or in allowing access to known loss sites.
    __________________________________________________

    God Bless his sacrifice and those sacrifices of others like him!
    "Life breaks us all and afterwards some are strong at the broken places."
    --Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

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