TO LISTEN TO GEORGE JONE'S 50,000 NAMES ON THE WALL
DANNY DAY ENTRICAN
Name: Danny Day Entrican
Rank/Branch: O2/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Task Force 1, Advisory Element, USARV Advisory Group, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 12 August 1946 (Fort Devens MA)
Home City of Record: Brookhaven MS
Date of Loss: 18 May 1971
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 162800N 1065426E (YD036214)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Other Personnel In Incident: (none missing)
SYNOPSIS: 1Lt. Danny Entrican was a Special Forces reconnaissance patrol leader for Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) alert team "Alaska" (RT Alaska) was inserted into the Da Krong Valley in Thua Thin Province, South Vietnam on May 8, 1971. Entrican's duty assignment in Da Nang was that of an advisor to the South Vietnamese army. His team consisted of three Americans and three Chinese Nung mercenaries. The team was overwhelmed in a firefight three days later about 1 mile from the border of Laos, due west of Hue.
During the firefight, two Americans and one Nung were killed. Surviving commando Truong Minh Long and interpreter Truong To Ha stated that they rolled downhill after a hostile search party detected them hiding in the bush. Danny and the two Nung had tried to make a chopper pickup, but Entrican, who was apparently wounded and yelled at them to move out and try to make the pickup alone(I have found, through talking with people who were at CCN/TF1AE then, that Danny wouldn't leave one of his wounded American teammates behind which is why he didn't make it to the chopper). Danny Entrican was declared Missing In Action.
Three months later, a friend of
Danny's who was intensely interested in learning his fate heard his code name in
an intercepted message. The message described his movement from the South to the
North as a prisoner. Because the code names were highly secret and to be used by
personnel on SOG missions to verify their identity, the friend reasoned that the
enemy had extracted the code name from Danny. There could be no other way to
obtain it and to him, it was clear proof that Danny was alive.
enry Kissinger did
not put Danny's name on his list of "discrepancy" cases for which the Vietnamese
could certainly provide either the man or information on his fate. These were
individuals who were known to have been under enemy control - alive or dead. To
this date, Danny's family does not know his fate."
Additional Info On Danny
Medals and Awards Danny Received
Three Bronze Stars
Combat Infantryman Badge
Several Special Service Citations
So you still don't beleive we left behind live American POWs in Vietnam?
CHUCK "DOC" STEWART
FOR THE GREAT GRAPHICS!
, You Are Not Forgotten
DANNY IS ON THE LEFT
DANNY IS IN THE CENTER
DANNY IS IN THE CENTER
PLAYING GUITAR WITH TIGER STRIPE PANTS ON
DANNY IS AT THE BOTTOM WITH BLACK SHIRT ON
DANNY IS ON FAR RIGHT
DANNY IS SECOND FROM RIGHT