HENRY R HOCKNELL

HENRY R HOCKNELL - LCPL

  • HOMETOWN:
  • carneys point
  • COUNTY:
  • Salem
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • July 06, 1946
  • DATE OF CASUALTY:
  • November 08, 1967
  • BRANCH OF SERVICE:
  • Marines
  • RANK:
  • LCPL
  • STATUS:
  • KIA
  • COUNTRY:
  • South Vietnam

Biography


Henry R. Hocknell, Jr. was born on July 6, 1946.  His home of record is Carneys Point, NJ.  He had two sisters, Edith and Paula.  Henry was active in YMCA gymnastics as well as a variety of other "Y" activities.  He loved motorcycles and his favorite male actor was Steve McQueen.

Hocknell enlisted in the US Marine Corps and attained the rank of Lance Corporal (LCPL).

Hocknell was killed in action on November 8, 1967.

In the movie, Missing in America, David Strathairn plays the character named after Henry. 

Henry's name appears on the Penns Grove High School Vietnam War Memorial, dedicated in September 2010, which stands near Penns Grove Middle School.

Information provided by Paula Meredith (sister), Pat Childs Luthy (friend) and NJVVMF.

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