Harold Thomas Henesy

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
10 April 1946 - 05 May 1968
St Petersburg, Florida
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Purple Heart, Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Harold Thomas Henesy

17 Nov 2005

To the brother I never knew in this life time,

I can't express the deep remorse that I feel in not knowing you. We were raised separately by our parents, hardly realizing that the other one existed. I have so few vague memories of seeing you when I was very little. We were so alike when we were young - blonde, blue eyed, with stubborn independent spirits.

When Mom had her brain tumor surgery and lost most of her long term memories, you were lost to me. After searching for many years, I managed to discover the family where you grew up in Florida. They got to share times together that we should have had a chance to have so I couldn't help but be a little jealous. Our half-sister gave me your Army photo. It was the only picture I would have of you as an adult. I put it in a frame with Mom and Dad's photos on either side of you. My family together for the first time.

I often wonder who you were, why you entered into military service, and of all your accomplishments in this life. To this day, I still don't know who your wife was or if you had any children.

There are times when my mind travels to your last moments on Earth. It shatters my soul to think of what you endured yet I couldn't be any prouder of you. Thanks for the great sacrifice that you made for all of us.

Hal, my brother, you will never be forgotten. I can't love you any more than if we had spent every moment of our lives together. I will carry a part of you in me because our spirits are eternally one.

Your loving brother,
Donald Henesy Poore

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 05 May 1968 a convoy was ambushed outside Kontum City, resulting in the death of eight soldiers:
  • C Co, 43rd Sig Bn, 21st Sig Grp
    • SP4 Harold T. Henesy, St Petersburg, FL
    • PFC John L. Downing, Phoenix, AZ
    • PFC Larry D. Williams, Minneapolis, MN

  • 563rd Trans Co, 124th Trans Bn, 8th Trans Grp
    • SP4 Jerry A. Wyman, Livonia, MI

  • 64th Trans Co, 124th Trans Bn, 8th Trans Grp
  • 88th Trans Co, 124th Trans Bn, 8th Trans Grp
  • D Co, 299th Eng Bn, 937th Eng Grp
    • SP4 William J. Safrit, South Bend, IN
    • SP4 Tommy L. Shehorn, Decatur, IL

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his loving brother,
Donald Henesy Poore
17 Nov 2005

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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