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Morris Dibble and SSgt. Edward C. Upner were squad members of a team lead by Sgt. George J. Eisenberger on a ground combat mission in Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam on December 5, 1965. The unit came under hostile fire from what was believed to be a Viet Cong encampment, and in the first burst of fire, the three men were mortally wounded. When the unit was able to withdraw from the combat area, it was not possible to recover Dibble, Upner and Eisenberger. When the enemy threat abated, the squad reentered the area in an attempt to find the bodies, but they were gone. It was generally believed that they were taken by the Viet Cong and probably buried, which was not at all an uncommon thing to do. The three members of Company B are listed among the dead, but because their bodies were not recovered, they are also listed among the missing.

Submitted by Tom Reece

George Joe "Bucky" Eisenberger

Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Courts of the Missing
GPS (lat/lon): 21.3136, -157.84703

George Joe Bucky Eisenberger
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Submitted by: Jo Aguirre and Glenn

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Placement on the Wall:
Panel 3E Line 126

Home of Record: Pawhuska, OK
Date of birth: 03/02/1940

Service Branch: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E5
Rank: Sergeant
Promotion Note: None
ID No: 54219952
MOS or Specialty: 11B40: Infantryman
Length Service: 06

Start Tour: Not recorded
Incident Date: 12/05/1965
Casualty Date: 12/05/1965
Age at Loss: 25
Location: Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body not recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died while missing
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds

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