Richard A Hawley, JrCaptain
E CO, 2ND BN, 501ST INFANTRY, 101 ABN DIV
Army of the United States
12 July 1944 - 06 May 1970
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The database page for Richard A Hawley, Jr
I have thought about you often in the last 35 years. How, when we were in the bush talking about country music, plans after Viet Nam, etc., I was always looking forward to getting out of the Army while you looked forward to your career IN the Army. You always pointed out to me all the benefits of remaining in the Army. I served under your leadership in September 1969 when you were a 1st Lt. You were a super nice guy and I saw you more as a friend than an Officer. We got along very well even though I was only a Corporal and two years older than you were. Your integrity and bravery will always be remembered and your memory continues to live on.
From a friend,
The following appeared in the West Chester (PA) Daily Local News on May 13, 1970:
The photo is from the 1968 West Point annual, the "Howitzer".
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 06 May 1970 Fire Support Base Henderson, about 9 nautical miles south-southwest of Camp Carroll, was occupied by elements of the 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry, as well as artillerymen. FSB Henderson came under attack, first by heavy mortar fire, then assault by a North Vietnamese Army battalion. When Henderson was relieved 30 American servicemen were dead and two were missing.
Captain Hawley's Echo Company had nine dead and one MIA:
In addition to SP4 Teran, PFC Larry G. Kier of A Company could not be located. Both men were carried as Missing in Action, and promoted while in that status, until the Secretary of the Army approved presumptive Findings of Death for them.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 28 Aug 2005
Last updated 09/26/2006