TO LISTEN TO GEORGE JONE'S 50,000 NAMES ON THE WALL

In Respectful and Loving Memory

1LT Dennis Neal

SP4 Michael Burns

First Lieutenant Dennis P. Neal

 

31 July 1969
Dennis Paul Neal, First Lieutenant (1LT, O-2)
Home of Record: Tarpin Springs, Florida

Michael Paul Burns, Specialist Fourth Class (SP4, E-4)
Home of Record: El Paso, Texas

US Army Special Forces
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces
and
Two Special Commando Unit (SCU) Scouts (Names unknown)

Special Commando Unit (SCU)

This recon team was assigned to:
Command and Control North (CCN; Da Nang)
Operation 35 (Ground Studies Group)

After completion of their mission, as the team was awaiting extraction they came under heavy attack by an unknown size enemy force. Two Americans and two SCU were severely wounded in the initial attack. The surviving team members were split, but evaded the enemy until extracted. The survivors stated they believed that their seriously wounded team members had died. The two wounded team members had to be left behind due to the tactical situation. An immediate aerial search was conducted, but nothing was found. Two days later, another aerial search was conducted in this area no other searches were conducted. The two Americans were listed by the Department of Defense as missing in action (MIA), "presumptive finding of death."


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