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Personal Data:

Birth Date:  January 6, 1942

Birth Place:  Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Race:  Caucasian

Religion:  Other, Not Reported

U.S. Citizen:  Yes

Fatherís Name:  John Norman Henneberry

Motherís Name:   Elmira (Stevens) Henneberry

Sibling Names:  Marguerite (Henneberry) Duquette, whose children Paul and Donald were like brothers to Jimmy Henneberry.  Jimmy and Paul were nine months apart in age and one grade apart in school.  Jimmy was like an older brother to Donald, who later served in Vietnam (July 1968-69).

Marital Status:  Single


Schools Attended:   Pittsfield High School

High School Diploma:  1959

Colleges Attended:  University of Massachusetts

Selective Service Data:

SSS Local Board Number:  Unknown

SSS Local Board Location:  Unknown

SSS Registration Date:  Unknown

SSS Registrant Description:  Unknown

Military Service Record:

Entry Date:  April 24, 1962

Entry Mode:  Enlistment

Entry Location:  Lackland AFB, Texas

Home of Record:  Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Service Branch:  Air Force                           

Service Component:  Regular                      

Rank:  Airman Second Class

Rank Abbrev:  A2C   

Pay Grade:  E3         

MOS:  29350                 

MOS Title:  Ground Radio Operator

MOS Background:  In-Service School:  Gnd Radio Opr Crs ABR 29330

Security Clearance:  Secret

Awards Received:  Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal  

Length of Service:  3 Years and 2 Months

Southeast Asia Tour Data:

Date Tour Commenced:  November 4, 1964

Major Command:  PACAF     

Land Assignment:  Tan Son Nhut AB, Saigon

Group:  33 TAC Gp            

Squadron:  33rd Air Base Squadron  

Casualty Data:

Casualty Date:  June 30, 1965

Casualty Age:  23 

Casualty Data 1: Hostile, Died                      

Casualty Data 2:  Gun, Small Arms Fire       

Casualty Data 3:  Ground Casualty               

Casualty Province:  Phu Bon

Casualty Country:  South Vietnam               

Location of Death:  Cheo-Reo

Body Recovered:  Yes  


Burial Location:   Pittsfield Cemetery, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Burial Plot Location:  West half of #6 Indian Ridge, Grave #4

Burial Date:  July 14, 1965

Consigned Funeral Home:  Newton & Barnfather Funeral Home, Pittsfield, Massachusetts [Note: Newton & Barnfather has closed.  Their records have been transferred to Dwyer Funeral Home, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.]

Military Escort Name:  Unknown

Pittsfieldís Fallen Casualty Order:  1st

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  2E  Line Number:  25


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