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Stephen Holden Doane
Birth: Oct. 13, 1947
Beverly
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1969

Vietnam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during the war in View Nam as a 1st Lieutenant in Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Hau Nghia Province, Republic of Vietnam, on March 25, 1969. His citation reads "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. First Lt. Doane was serving as a platoon leader when his company, engaged in a tactical operation, abruptly contacted an enemy force concealed in protected bunkers and trenches. Three of the leading soldiers were pinned down by enemy crossfire. One was seriously wounded. After efforts of 1 platoon to rescue these men had failed, it became obvious that only a small group could successfully move close enough to destroy the enemy position and rescue or relieve the trapped soldiers, 1st Lt. Doane, although fully aware of the danger of such an action, crawled to the nearest enemy bunker and silenced it. He was wounded but continued to advance to a second enemy bunker. As he prepared to throw a grenade, he was again wounded. Undaunted, he deliberately pulled the pin on the grenade and lunged with it into the enemy bunker, destroying this final obstacle. 1st Lt. Doane's supreme act enabled his company to rescue the trapped men without further casualties. The extraordinary courage and selflessness displayed by this officer were an inspiration to his men and are in the highest traditions of the U.S. Army". Only 21 years old at the time of his death, Lieutenant Doane was posthumously issued his Medal. Originally interred in Walton Cemetery, Walton, New York, he was moved to Arlington National Cemetery in 1980. His name can be found on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC on Panel 28W, Line 034. 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 59, Site 1617
 
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Record added: Feb 12, 2002
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