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VIETNAM VETERAN HONORED: Yesterday afternoon (9/29/18), my husband Charles Byerly & I both had the honor of serving with Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) standing Flag Line at the memorial service of LCDR James Andrew Ownby in Maryville, TN. The family had requested that PGR also contribute to the service in addition to bringing Flags & so I had the opportunity to hear the moving speech of PGR Leader, Ken Roberts, as well as share a song & present the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin to the family at the conclusion of the service. It was a very moving day. Our condolences to the family & R. I.P., LCDR James Andrew Ownby. hashtag#Vietnam_Veteran hashtag#veterans hashtag#flags hashtag#riders hashtag#Patriot_Guard_Riders
VIETNAM VETERAN HONORED: Yesterday afternoon (9/29/18), my husband Charles Byerly & I both had the honor of serving with Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) standing Flag Line at the memorial service of LCDR James Andrew Ownby in Maryville, TN. The family had requested that PGR also contribute to the service in addition to bringing Flags & so I had the opportunity to hear the moving speech of PGR Leader, Ken Roberts, as well as share a song & present the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin to the family at the conclusion of the service. It was a very moving day. Our condolences to the family & R. I.P., LCDR James Andrew Ownby. hashtag#Vietnam_Veteran hashtag#veterans hashtag#flags hashtag#riders hashtag#Patriot_Guard_Riders
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HONORING OUR POW/MIAs: Moe Moyer tells us of a very special event coming up which will unite our living POWs (former prisoners of war) as well as families of our Missing (MIAs'). He explains how you can help from where you are or in person at the event. Learn more: www.theridehome.com

WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5q2tD9IS2c
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On this page we can remember and honor those who have served. Here is the story of one hero which I am passing along from friend John G Tyree:

In remembrance of our fallen corpsmen brothers and sisters.

Cecil Ernest Daw (02 Aug 1945 - 25 June 1966)
Service # 5425319

Hospitalman, HN, E-3, United States Navy. H&S CO, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines, 1st MarDiv, III MAF. Cecil’s Home of record was Anacoco, Vernon Parish, Louisiana. He was born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida the Son of MSG U.S. Army, Reginald Otto Daw, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Lillian D. Daw. He was the brother of Carolyn Marie Daw. Cecil was never married and had no known children. Cecil enlisted and entered into service with the United States Navy on 26 Sept 1963.

HN Daw died as a result of riffle fire while engaged with hostile forces in the vicinity of My Phu Hamlet 11 km east-northeast of Phong Dien during Operation Jay.

Operation JAY was a joint ARVN/USMC search and destroy mission in Thua Thien Province aimed at rooting out the 806th and 812th VC Main Force Battalions. The operation kicked off at 1015 25 June 1966.

The Marines were airlifted into two landing zones, the 2nd Bn, 4th Marines into LZ RAVEN to the north and the 1st Bn, 1st Marines into LZ SHRIKE to the south. On landing, both forces began to move toward the other with the intention of catching the VC in between.

Although both battalions encountered stiff resistance, 2/4 at Ap Chinh An and 1/2 at My Phu, the VC were forced to withdraw. At 1630 a medevac helicopter (UH-34D BuNo 148053, HMM-161) was brought down by ground fire; a platoon from 2/1 Marines was dispatched to the scene of the crash. In addition, the 2/1 Marines began to move from their blocking position toward the area where Fox and Hotel 2/4 were engaged, hoping to take the enemy positions from the rear.

By nightfall, Echo 2/4 was within sight of the 2/1 Marines, but the two units were separated by an area held by enemy forces. Fox and Hotel had forced the enemy to withdraw but had not been able to destroy the forces to their front. Rather than press a night engagement the Marines were halted in place. Air and artillery fire was maintained throught the night on the enemy-held areas. When the Marines began again at daybreak only scattered resistance was encountered - the VC apparently had been able to withdraw through the gap between Echo 2/4 and the 2/1 positions.

Thirty nine VC bodies were recovered from the battleground, and there was evidence that many more had been killed or wounded. Significant quantities of weapons, munitions, and supplies were captured. However, the actions on 25 June cost the lives of 17 Marines, five more were killed in action on the 26th, and on 27 June two Marines died of wounds received earlier.

HN Daw was 20 year’s of age at the time of his death. Cecil is buried at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, Plot; Section 32, Site 11. He is remembered on the Vietnam Memorial Wall on Panel 08E, line 91. No other information could be found.

Thank you for your service to our nation, you will not be forgotten. May you Rest in Peace.

If you knew or served with this Individual or any others and have additional information or photos, please contact me directly. You can leave a message for me on messenger or on my Facebook page and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
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There are over a thousand still missing from the Nam War...Until they all come home...
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