Sculptor: Jenelle Armstrong Byrd
Medium: Clay model for Bronze
Size: About 7" high
Mousseau was a member of the SOG recon team that Roy Benavidez rescued to
earn his Medal of Honor. Frenchy is depicted here springing to
silently kill an enemy soldier who has just discovered his small team's
hidden position. Unfortunately shots were fired in the exchange and
from that moment the vastly superior enemy force knew where the team in
the area - they were "compromised".
In the ensuing action,
in which the team of three Americans and 9 indigenious and Vietnamese
soldiers was surrounded by several hundred NVA soldiers. Mousseau
was eventually wounded severely and was finally rescued by Roy Benavidez.
died aboard the medevac helicopter. Roy was holding his hand and
later wrote that he felt the life drain from him just before they landed
at the Saigon hospital.
Lloyd Mousseau left a
daughter, Kathy, who celebrated her third birthday a few days after he
died. See their story on the Valor Remembered Website at the