Stanley Eugene McCreary

Private First Class
Army of the United States
21 April 1948 - 07 April 1969
Havre De Grace, Maryland
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Stanley Eugene McCreary

13 Feb 2003

Stanley E McCreary


by his comrades in the
5th Inf Rgt

5th Infantry

Placed by a fellow Bobcat,
Randy Kethcart

07 Apr 2006

In remembrance of Samuel E. McCreary, may he rest in peace. All of his dedication and work are appreciated, but I know that does not make his death any easier on the family.

From a student,
Amber McCreary

29 Dec 2006

I ran track with Stanley when he was a senior and I a sophomore. He was a tall and powerful half miler. He won all the local track meets and came in second at the Maryland State meet, barely inched out at the finish line. He ran with amazing bravery and endless heart. He was an inspiration to us all. It was an honor to be his teammate.

From a friend,
Jon Crowell

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 1/5 Infantry history contains the following information about operations on 07 April 1969:
      "On April 07, 1969, at 0655 hours, the Recon Platoon departed for a sweep of Highway 7A and Highway 1. At 0715 hours, both Companies A and C departed for a RIF operation with Company B, 2/14th Infantry. At 0735 hours, Company B, 1/5th(M) departed for a sweep of Highway 19.
      "At 0844 hours, the Recon Platoon requested a Dust-off for one Bobcat wounded when a booby trap was detonated south of Trung Lap. At 0927 hours, Company A requested a Dust-off for one Bobcat wounded by a booby trap. At 0948 hours, Company C received one incoming mortar round 3 kilometers northwest of Trung Lap. At 0954 hours, Company C requested a Dust-off for one Bobcat wounded by a booby trap at XT 575244.
      "At 1028 hours, Company C reported that the area they were searching had fighting positions containing RPG ammunition and grenades. They found a couple of bodies and each position had a gas mask in it. At 1050 hours, Company C began receiving small arms and RPG fire. A helicopter light fire team was requested. At 1103 hours, Company C requested a Dust-off for two wounded Bobcats and one dead Bobcat. At 1157 hours, the Dust-off was completed for two dead Bobcats and three wounded Bobcats. At 1250 hours, another Dust-off was requested for one dead and one wounded Bobcat, also from Company C."
Charlie 1/5's three dead were
  • SGT Charles L. Hathorn, Laurel, MS;
  • PFC Stanley E. McCreary, Havre De Grace, MD; and
  • PFC Wayne Y. Stewart, Warner Robins, GA.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 13 Feb 2003
Last updated 08/10/2009