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A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 26 Sep 1966 the 114th Assault Helicopter Company conducted a combat assault in Vinh Binh Province, in the Delta region of South Vietnam. The assault area was near the mouth of the Son Co Chien River. During the assault, one of the supporting gunships, UH-1B tail number 64-13935, was hit by small arms fire while making its second pass against the target, igniting a 2.75 folding-fin aerial rocket while the rocket was still inside its pod. The burning propellant caused the tail boom to fail and separate from the cabin, which then fell in a steep spin into the water where it landed on its right side in some nine feet of water. The crew chief was able to escape from the submerged cabin, but the other three crewmen did not. Rescue efforts succeeded in recovering only one of the three bodies; despite extensive searches the other two were never found. The three men killed in the incident were:

MAJ Norman Lee Dupre, pilot, body recovered
CPT Henry Lee Mosburg, pilot, body not recovered
SP4 Marvin Foster Phillips, gunner, body not recovered

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Cenotaph memorial Tablets of the Missing-remains not recovered

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: Section MA Site 58

Henry Lee Mosburg
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Placement on the Wall:
Panel 11E Line 020

Home of Record: Putnam, Oklahoma
Date of birth: Tuesday, 12/03/1935

Service Branch: Army (Regular)
Grade at loss: O3
Rank: Captain
Promotion Note: None
ID No: OF102571
MOS or Specialty: 2981 Unknown MOS
Length Service: Between 6 and 7 years
Unit: 114TH AHC, 13TH AVN BN, 1 AVN BDE

Start Tour: Not recorded
Casualty Date: Monday, 09/26/1966
Age at Loss: 30
Location: Vinh Binh Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body not recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died While Missing
Casualty Reason: Air Loss, Crash - Land - Helicopter - Pilot

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