8/26/68 Fallen Brothers RVN
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8/26/68 CMHCN Richard L. Davis, New London, WI - Dong Ha NMCB 7
8/26/68 CMH3 Richard M. Sprout, Duncannon, PA - Dong Ha NMC

DCR Report:
…Dong Ha Combat base received 55 rounds of incoming 130mm artillery from the Northwest at 1717. NMCB-7 set Condition Blue with 30 rounds landing in the Camp Barnes area. A Potable Water Tank sustained a direct hit. Six power and communication lines were severed by shrapnel. Condition Blue was secured at 2030.
Two NMCB-7 Seabees were killed during the attack
…CMH3 Richard M. Sprout NMCB-7 Dong Ha
CMHCN Richard L. Davis NMCB-7 Dong Ha

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8/26/68 CMHCN Richard L. Davis, New London, WI - Dong Ha NMCB 7

Richard Lloyd Davis

United States Navy
PERSONAL DATA
Home: New London, Wisconsin
DOB: Friday, 03/26/1948
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Married? No
Religion: Roman Catholic

MILITARY DATA
Service: United States Navy
Comp: Regular
Grade: E3
Rank: Constructionman
ID No: B528271
MOS: CMH - Construction Mechanic (Construction)
LenSvc: Between 1 and 2 years
Unit: NMCB-7, 3RD NC BDE, USNAVFORV

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: Thursday, 02/15/1968
Cas Date: Monday, 08/26/1968
Age at Loss: 20
Remains: Body Recovered
Location: Quang Tri, South Vietnam
Type: Hostile, Died
Reason: Artillery, Rocket, Mortar - Ground Casualty
Last Update: August 1969

http://www.virtualwall.org/dd/DavisRL01a.htm
ON THE WALL
Panel 46W Line 028

https://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/12303/RICHARD-L-DAVIS/

A tribute
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWMkS8Czxp0

http://www.seabee-rvn.com/GoneBut-Not-Forgotten/Richard-Davis26Aug68MCB-7/21502671_WQvF6p#!i=1714108565&k=vbm2knx

Richard is buried at:
Most Precious Blood Cemetery
712 S. Pearl Street
New London, Waupaca County, WI. 54961
Richard is located in northeastern section, 1st row, center or
Grave can be found on the cemetery map as 44183
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=davis&GSiman=1&GScid=88472&GRid=18925487&

DCR Report:
…Dong Ha Combat base received 55 rounds of incoming 130mm artillery from the Northwest at 1717. NMCB-7 set Condition Blue with 30 rounds landing in the Camp Barnes area. A Potable Water Tank sustained a direct hit. Six power and communication lines were severed by shrapnel. Condition Blue was secured at 2030.
Two NMCB-7 Seabees were killed during the attack
…CMH3 Richard M. Sprout NMCB-7 Dong Ha
CMHCN Richard L. Davis NMCB-7 Dong Ha

Ground Casualty
Dong Ha Combat Base was located in Quang Tri Province, RVN, approximately seven miles from of the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Due to this proximity, People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) artillery and rockets regularly struck the base. On August 26, 1968, Dong Ha received 55 rounds of incoming 130mm artillery from the northwest. Thirty rounds landed in the Camp Barnes area of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion SEVEN (NMCB-7). Two NMCB-7 Seabees were killed during the attack, CMH3 Richard M. Sprout and CMHCN Richard L. Davis, when a round landed near their position. Damage to Camp Barnes included a potable water tank sustaining a direct hit and six power and communication lines severed by shrapnel. Three Marines stationed at the base were also killed in the barrage. PVT Gerard F. Bergin was in a defensive position when he was wounded in the abdomen and right arm by shell fragments. He was taken to the 3rd Medical Battalion Hospital at Quang Tri Combat Base where he died the following day. SGT Dwight C. Coy Jr. and LCPL Charles A. Whalen died after suffering shrapnel wounds and third degree burns when the vehicle they were in was hit while proceeding to put out a fire. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]

Maps can be found here: http://mpbcemetery.org/?page_id=9

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8/26/68 CMH3 Richard M. Sprout, Duncannon, PA - Dong Ha NMCB 7

Richard Michael Sprout

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Duncannon, Pennsylvania
Date of birth: Wednesday, 12/13/1944

MILITARY DATA
Service: Navy (Regular)
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Construction Mechanic 3rd Class
ID No: B133702
MOS: CMH Construction Mechanic (Construction)
LenSvc: Between 1 and 2 years
Unit: A CO, NMCB-7, 3RD NC BDE, USNAVFORV
CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: Thursday, 02/15/1968
Cas Date: Monday, 08/26/1968
Age at Loss: 23
Remains: Body Recovered
Location: Dong Ha, Quang Tri, South Vietnam
Type: Hostile, Died
Reason: Artillery, Rocket, Mortar - Ground Casualty

http://www.virtualwall.org/ds/SproutRM01a.htm
ON THE WALL Panel 46W Line 034

https://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/49283/RICHARD-M-SPROUT/

http://www.seabee-rvn.com/GoneBut-Not-Forgotten/Richard-Sprout26Aug68MCB-7/21502435_qg3F5c#!i=2425432129&k=BRMk56s

Richard is buried at:
Hartland Central Cemetery
Hartland, Niagara County, NY. 14067
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Sprout&GSiman=1&GScid=64768&GRid=79777856&

DCR Report:
…Dong Ha Combat base received 55 rounds of incoming 130mm artillery from the Northwest at 1717. NMCB-7 set Condition Blue with 30 rounds landing in the Camp Barnes area. A Potable Water Tank sustained a direct hit. Six power and communication lines were severed by shrapnel. Condition Blue was secured at 2030.
Two NMCB-7 Seabees were killed during the attack
…CMH3 Richard M. Sprout NMCB-7 Dong Ha
CMHCN Richard L. Davis NMCB-7 Dong

Ground Casualty
Dong Ha Combat Base was located in Quang Tri Province, RVN, approximately seven miles from of the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Due to this proximity, People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) artillery and rockets regularly struck the base. On August 26, 1968, Dong Ha received 55 rounds of incoming 130mm artillery from the northwest. Thirty rounds landed in the Camp Barnes area of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion SEVEN (NMCB-7). Two NMCB-7 Seabees were killed during the attack, CMH3 Richard M. Sprout and CMHCN Richard L. Davis, when a round landed near their position. Damage to Camp Barnes included a potable water tank sustaining a direct hit and six power and communication lines severed by shrapnel. Three Marines stationed at the base were also killed in the barrage. PVT Gerard F. Bergin was in a defensive position when he was wounded in the abdomen and right arm by shell fragments. He was taken to the 3rd Medical Battalion Hospital at Quang Tri Combat Base where he died the following day. SGT Dwight C. Coy Jr. and LCPL Charles A. Whalen died after suffering shrapnel wounds and third degree burns when the vehicle they were in was hit while proceeding to put out a fire. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]




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