LCpl James Carthell McHenry
Dec 30 1946 – Jan 24, 1968
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James McHenry enlisted in the US Marine Corps on September 22, 1966 in Little Rock AR. He arrived in Vietnam on July 26, 1967 and was assigned to Company H, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.
A patrol under OPCON (Operational Control) of the 3d Battalion, were fired on by automatic weapons from a tree line near the hamlet of La Thap in Dai Loc District. The men assaulted through the enemy position and continued on their planned patrol route, when once again they were hit by enemy automatic weapons fire. LCpl McHenry was hit and killed as a result of the hostile fire.
JAMES CARTHELL MCHENRY is honored on Panel 35E, Row 25 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
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2nd Battalion, 7th Marines
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