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

                                                                   DANNY DAY ENTRICAN


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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
Category: 1
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground

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.

SF Crest

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.

5th SFG Patch

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.
 

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H
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."

 

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Additional Info On Danny
Danny went through OCS in '69. He graduated as a 2Lt on September 28, 1969. He then went through SFOC (Special Forces Officers Course), and graduated at the end of March 1970. He was then stationed at Ft. Devens with the 10th SFG. Once in Vietnam with the 5th SFG, he was assigned to A-Team 236 at Bu Prang. After that he went through 1-0 school and SOG training in late 1970. He then was assigned to CCN. CCN was redesignated as TF1AE while Danny was there, and was operated by MACV-SOG. CCN/TF1AE was based at Marble Mountain in Da Nang.
 

Medals and Awards Danny Received

Silver Star
Three Bronze Stars
Purple Heart
Combat Infantryman Badge
Several Special Service Citations

RT Alaska Patch

READ TWO OF DANNY'S BRONZE STAR WRITE-UPS

PICTURES OF DANNY AT BU PRANG

NEW PICTURES OF DANNY AT BU PRANG

RUBBING OF DANNY'S NAME FROM THE VIETNAM MEMORIAL
 

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So you still don't beleive we left behind live American POWs in Vietnam?
Then check out the
Quang 1205 Document.
If You Knew Danny Please Email Me At

ValeTudo97@aol.com

NKS TO
RON FLEISCHER
CHUCK "DOC" STEWART
CHUCK PAYNE
FOR THE GREAT GRAPHICS!
 

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DANNY IS ON THE LEFT PLAYING GUITAR

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DANNY IS IN THE CENTER

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DANNY IS IN THE CENTER PLAYING GUITAR WITH TIGER STRIPE PANTS ON
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DANNY IS AT THE BOTTOM WITH BLACK SHIRT ON
 


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DANNY IS ON FAR RIGHT

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DANNY IS SECOND FROM RIGHT