Ernest Cecil JamisonSergeant
CCS, MACV-SOG, 5TH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP, 5TH SF GRP
Army of the United States
05 December 1946 - 24 April 1969
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My transfer to the SOG group was almost complete. If you would have waited only 3 more weeks I could have gone with you. Instead I got to come back to the States and get spit on at LAX. I never was able to get in touch with your widow and let her know what happened. Hope your twins turned out to be like you. Until we meet again.
Notes from The Virtual WallOn 24 Apr 1969 a mixed US Special Forces/Montagnard force inserted into the immediate vicinity of a North Vietnamese Army headquarters located just across the Cambodian border in the Fishhook area.
The platoon was taken under heavy fire by NVA troops immediately after the insertion, leading to an all-day battle before suppressive fires finally reduced the enemy opposition to the point that the platoon (and a small supporting force separately inserted) could be extracted.
A total of 24 men had been inserted; 17 were recovered, and of those 17 ten were wounded and one was dead (1LT Gregory M. Harrigan). Two Americans and five Montagnards were not recovered; one of the seven, medic SGT Ernest C. Jamison, was known dead, while the other six were listed as Missing in Action. The remains of SGT Jamison and one of the Montagnards were recovered in 1970.
A Radio Hanoi broadcast indicated that Shriver had been killed in the fighting. However, he was carried as MIA until 10 June 1974, when the Secretary of the Army approved a Presumptive Finding of Death. As of 24 Apr 2008 his remains have not been repatriated.
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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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