[SIZE=3]Alpha Recon Association
"Serving Our Marines Since 1989"[/SIZE]
The Return Of Recon Team Breakerís MIAís
10 May 1967 1stLt. Ahlmeyer Jr. Heinz Pearl River NY 19E 77
10 May 1967 HM. Miller Malcolm T. Tampa FL 19E 84
10 May 1967 LCpl. Sharp Jr. Samuel A. San Jose CA 19E 86
10 May 1967 Sgt. Tycz James N. Milwaukee WI 19E 88
Arlington National Cemetery Information
On May 9th 1967 US Marine Corps Recon Team Breaker was inserted by helicopter into the jungle area just south of the Demilitarized Zone, approximately 12 kilometers NW of Khe Sanh Combat Base. Their mission was to gather information on suspected enemy infiltration routes. Given the history of prior enemy sightings and enemy contact by a previous recon patrol in the same exact area enemy contact was highly probable. Shortly after midnight the patrol came under heavy small arms fire. 2nd Lt. Heinz Ahlmeyer and Pfc Samuel Sharp were killed instantly. The remaining patrol members fought with the enemy throughout the night and into day of May 10th. The Patrol Leader Sgt. James Tycz and Hospital Corpsman Malcolm Miller were wounded and subsequently died during the night. The three remaining Team Members Clarence Carlson, Carl Friery, and Steven Lopez were all wounded. They were extracted after the gallant efforts of the helicopter aircrews enabled a successful in recovery of the wounded but were unable to recover the fallen team members Ahlmeyer, Miller, Tycz, and Sharp. Due to heavy combat and the extreme danger in the enemy's zone these Marines that were killed in action were unable to be recovered throughout the Vietnam War. Additionally Capt. Paul Looney a pilot was killed during one of several attempts to extract the team. Several aircrew members were also wounded.
The remains of our Marines were recovered by the men and women of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command during a recovery operation during May 2003. These remains were repatriated to Hawaii on 23 May 2003. All four were positively identified by DNA examination and dental comparison's.
Arlington National Cemetery Information
On 10 May 2005 our men that have been missing since 1967 will now be honored and interred at Arlington National Cemetery on the 38th anniversary of the engagement on Hill 655, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam.
A group interment will take place for all four men, as well as three individual interments for Heinz Ahlmeyer, Malcolm Miller, and James Tycz.
For those that wish to attend it is suggested that you refer to the Arlington National Cerementary website for complete information for visiting Arlington.
The Alpha Recon Association is assisting in the coordination of the burial ceremonies and hosting the reception that will follow the interments.
The exact time for the Group Burial is not known at this time. For additional information as it becomes known please check http://www.georgeneville.com/reconteambreaker.htm . The times are also posted on the main page for Arlington National Cemetery.
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To get best rate register on the internet at http://www.choicehotels.com/ires/html/BestRate .
Follow the directions and make sure you click on internet users rate when you check on rooms and rates.
The reservation phone number is 1-800-424-1501 Ask for Mr. Ali and advise you are with the Arlington National Cementary group to get same rates as the internet.
It is recommended that you make your reservation ASAP because hotels in Arlington can fill up fast.
It is requested that if you are planning on attending please reply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406/531-3153 with number attending. We need to keep track of those attending so we can propery plan for food and space needed.
Since this Ceremony is a solemn formal affair the dress code will be at a minimum Sport Coat or Coat & Tie for both Arlington and the reception.
Alpha Recon Association
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