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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
David Lawrence Sheehy
PFC Sheehy died in Binh Duong, South Vietnam on 1/8/1967 during the Vietnam War - Battle for Cu Chi as a member of Charlie Company . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Gun, Small Arms Fire'. Sheehy originated from Shelton, Connecticut .
On January 8, 1967, the 196th LIB established blocking positions on the banks of the Saigon River. The 1/5th(M) was the right (east) flank element in the area north of the Rach Son Creek in the Ho Bo Woods (XT 669248). Four Bobcats died on January 8th. Three of them on a Company B ambush patrol that something went wrong on. The fourth was from Company C. The battalion continued their blocking operation with some local patroling and ambushes.