|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1947|
|Death: ||Aug. 29, 1967|
Tay Ninh, Vietnam
Name: Larry Stephen Newburn
Rank/Branch: E3/US Army
Unit: Company E, 4th Battalion, 39th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division
Date of Birth: 15 September 1947
Home City of Record: Kokomo IN
Date of Loss: 29 August 1967
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 104536N 1065419E (YS083900)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
PFC Larry S. Newburn was a rifleman in Company E, 4th Battalion, 39th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division in South Vietnam. On August 29, 1967, his unit was crossing a stream about five miles east of the city of Di An when the raft Newburn was holding tipped over. PFC Newburn and another man were not able to swim ashore. Search efforts began immediately, and the body of the other man was discovered two days later, but no sign of Newburn was found.
Searches continued for several days, and the help of the local Province Chief was enlisted. Newburn or his body were not located. He was listed Killed, Body Not Recovered (KIA/BNR).
Newburn's is one of the unfortunate accidental deaths that occur wherever people are. The fact that he died an accidental death in the midst of war is tragically ironic. He is listed among the missing with honor, because his body was never found to be returned to the country he served.
Ben H Newburn (1922 - 2011)
Larry Stephen Newburn (1947 - 1967)*
Larry Stephen Newburn (1947 - 1967)
Body lost or destroyed
Created by: Mike
Record added: May 24, 2011
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