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691005   HMM-364     Vietnam

Incident Date 691005 HMM-364 CH-46D 153349+ Hostile Fire

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Lenhard, Howard Thomas LCpl Crew Chief HMM-364 MAG-16 691005 (vvm 17W:041)


LENHARD HOWARD THOMAS : 086400197 : USMC : LCPL : E3 : 6212 : 20 : SUFFOLK : NY : 19691005 : hostile, small arms, a/c on ground : Gunner : body recovered : Quang Nam : 02 : 19490219 : Cauc : Protestant/single : 17W : 041


Comment on Incident:
On 5 October 1969, while flying as an aerial gunner on a medevac mission, nineteen miles southwest of Da Nang, LCpl. Lenhard's aircraft, piloted by 1stLt. Jim Stewart, was on the ground picking up a medevac in a hot zone. LCpl. Lenhard took a small arms/automatic round in the armpit. The round then struck the back side of his "bullet bouncer" ricocheted back and exited his lower body. Information provided by John L. Lane, Cpl. USMCR; Jim Wilkening, former Sgt. USMCR; Dave McSorley, Colonel USMCR (Ret)


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