Asher, Harold E., CE3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
CE-0000-Construction Electrician
Last Rating/NEC Group
Construction Electrician
Primary Unit
1970-1970, CE-0000, NMCB 74
Service Years
1968 - 1970
CE-Construction Electrician

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Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1950
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Tulsa,OK
Last Address
Tulsa, OK

Casualty Date
Dec 31, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Bien Hoa
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
05W 015

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry


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 Duty Stations
NMCB 74
  1970-1970, CE-0000, NMCB 74
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1970 Vietnam War
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Dec 31, 2013, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The US Naval Forces Vietnam Command History contains the following entry: 
"The most serious incident reported by CB units occurred on the last day of the month at 1445H on a waterway near Kien Binh (WS 406 036) where the bodies of five USN Seabees were found. All the bodies contained gunshot and fragmentation wounds. Investigation of witnesses disclosed that five U.S. personnel armed with 3 M-16s and one pistol had been sighted in a Boston Whaler by Vietnamese personnel an hour and a half before, and ARVN units reported seeing U.S. personnel in a firefight in the same area. A Vietnamese eyewitness account indicated two VC sampans engaged the whaler, which was later found abandoned, with grenade and AK-47 fire on the Kinh Thot Not Canal. The five Seabees were attached to NMCB 74 and traveling from Cho Moi to Binh Thuy for minor medical treatment." 
The five Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 were 
BU2 Jerry B. Edmonds, Crossville, TN; 
CE3 Harold E. Asher, Tulsa, OK; 
EOCN Edgar P. Beck, Gowanda, NY; 
CN John F. Neubauer, Mount Vernon, NY; and 
CN Wayne S. Rushton, Eastlake, OH. 
   
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