Henry Howard Herrin, Jr

Senior Chief Photographer
VAP-61, CVW-16, USS ORISKANY
United States Navy
18 March 1933 - 24 May 1973
West Springfield, Massachusetts
Panel 33E Line 013

USS ORISKANY

VAP-61
A-3

USN Aircrew

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Henry Howard Herrin, Jr

12 Nov 2002

Although we never met I will always remember your sacrifice.
Your name is in my book of Heroes.

Bonnie O'Riley Wingo
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1 Jun 2004

You have never been forgotten!

I cried for you though we have never met.

I think of you this Memorial Day, as I have for the past 32 years, so proud to wear your name.

You have never been forgotten!

From one who wears his MIA bracelet,
Donna Peters
178 Sandcove Lane, Paso Robles, Ca 93446
studonna@tcsn.net

05 Jun 2006

I have worn his bracelet since 1975. Until now we did not know how to get any info on Henry. Please, if anyone has any info e-mail us at daringdj51@yahoo.com. Any info would be nice. We have not forgotten the price paid by these heros.

Alice Johnson
daringdj51@yahoo.com

A Note from The Virtual Wall

During the early morning hours of New Year's Day 1968, an RA-3B Skywarrior (BuNo 144847) of VAP-61 was hit by ground fire while conducting a night reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam. The pilot turned his damaged aircraft seaward and made it out to about 30 miles offshore before the aircraft crashed. Despite extensive searches, the three crewmen - LCDR James R. Dennison, pilot; LTJG Terrence H. Hanley, navigator; and PHCS Henry H. Herrin - were not found.

Contrary to some reports, this aircraft was part of the VAP-61 detachment aboard the aircraft carrier USS ORISKANY (CVA-34) and the mission was launched from that carrier.



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one who wears his MIA bracelet,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 12 Nov 2002
Last updated 06/24/2006