RIP David H McNerney

A little over two years ago I was invited to spend some time visiting with a group of America’s finest.. Medal of Honor recipients.   One of those men was  David H McNerney

This is his story

David H McNerney was serving his third tour in Vietnam on 22 Mar 1967. While looking for a missing reconnaissance unit near Polei Doc, Vietnam, his unit came under heavy fire from a numerically-superior North Vietnamese Army. His officers were killed, so McNerney took command, calling in artillery withing 65 feet of his own men. The fighting was so intense that McNerney climbed a tree in full view of the enemy in order to identify their location to friendly aircraft. When helicopters were needed to evacuate the wounded, McNerney moved through a fusillade of fire to obtain demolition charges from abandoned rucksacks outside the perimeter.

McNerney would later volunteer for another tour – his fourth.  (source)

Tonight I found out he has passed away. I will never forget meeting this hero.  Be blessed Sir. It was certainly a true honor to know you.

Signing my MoH book earlier this year

Signing my MoH book earlier this year

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One Response to RIP David H McNerney

  1. Luda October 13, 2010 at 7:24 am #

    A memorial site was created for David H. McNerney! Honor his memory by contributing to his memorial site http://davidhmcnerney.people2remember.com/

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