Dan Burgess YarbroughSecond Lieutenant
D CO, 1ST BN, 506TH INF RGT, 101 ABN DIV
Army of the United States
20 April 1949 - 11 July 1969
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The database page for Dan Burgess Yarbrough
Lieutenant Yarbrough was the First Platoon leader.
Both died in the assault on Hill 996.
Richard "Doc" Daniels
Lt Yarbrough's call sign was "MISTER MAGOO" and he was a fine young officer. I met his father in Lawton, Oklahoma, and explained to him how his son died. Mr. and Mrs. Yarbrough found comfort in knowing that I helped care for him on Hill 996.
Dan, thank you for serving our country.
From a fellow Platoon Leader in Company D,
I served with "Lt Dan" in Delta Co and I want all to know that all of us in Delta Co respected Lt Dan ... as we used to say, he "had his shit together". I always felt that he was just one of the few officers who knew what this thing called the Vietnam "conflict" was about. I served in the third and fourth platoons so I was not directly under Dan's command. Unfortunately our platoon was pinned down, had lost communication with company command, and was unable to help the first platoon in our fight to take Hill 996 on July 11, 1969.
From a fellow Veteran,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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