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is honored on Panel 24W, Line 15 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of EN3 Dewey R. Decker

    Posted on 7/12/18 - by
    On May 15, 1969, four U.S. Navy Patrol Craft Fast (PCF), also known as Swift Boats, were patrolling the Song Bay Hap River in An Xugen Province, RVN, when they were ambushed by Viet Cong. Two U.S. Navy personnel were killed in the attack and one was wounded. One of the vessels, PCF-51 from Coastal Division 11, was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade launched by the enemy. Crewmen GMG3 Richard W Stindl and EN3 Dewey R. Decker suffered fatal injuries in the assault. [Taken from and]
  • Correction

    Posted on 4/22/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Thank you for being an Engineman 3rd Class.

    Posted on 4/22/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear EN3 Dewey Decker,
    Thank you for your service as an Engineer 3rd Class. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 5/15/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear EN3 Dewey Russell Decker, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Remembering Dewey in Honor of ~~ Thomas Quade ~~

    Posted on 9/15/15 - by Jane Vorobiev
    ~~TQ~~ spoke of Dewey often. His heart still ached over the loss of his Comrade in Vietnam. They are now at Peace together
    Tom served in the U.S. Navy 1969 - 1972

    ~~ Thomas Quade: Jan. 8, 1951 - Oct. 18, 2013 ~~

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