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  • Distinguished Service Cross Citation

    Posted on 10/10/14 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Stanley George Denisowski
    Date of birth: 27-May-47
    Date of death: Killed in Action
    Home of record: Utica New York
    Status: KIA


    Distinguished Service Cross

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Specialist Fourth Class Stanley George Denisowski (ASN: US-52967821), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Company A, 2d Battalion, 12th Infantry, 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division. Specialist Four Denisowski distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 10 October 1968 as a team leader during a reconnaissance-in-force mission near Cu Chi. Specialist Denisowski's company came under heavy small arms and automatic weapons fire from a fortified Viet Cong base camp. During the initial barrage, the point man was wounded in an open, unprotected field. Specialist Denisowski quickly deployed his fire team to a location from which effective covering fire could be rendered while his squad leader attempted to rescue the wounded man. Ignoring a hail of bullets, he then maneuvered across the field and placed accurate and effective fire on the communists which permitted his stricken comrade to be evacuated. Wounded in the leg during the exchange of fire, Specialist Denisowski ignored shouts from his comrades to withdraw and continued to defend his position, inflicting heavy casualties on the Viet Cong until he was mortally wounded by the hostile fusillade. Specialist Four Denisowski's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
    General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army, Vietnam, General Orders No. 420 (February 6, 1969)

    Action Date: 10-Oct-68

    Service: Army

    Rank: Specialist Fourth Class

    Company: Company A

    Battalion: 2d Battalion

    Regiment: 12th Infantry Regiment, 2d Brigade

    Division: 25th Infantry Division
  • We Remember

    Posted on 7/17/14 - by Robert Sage
    There is a correction on the place of burial for Stanley. He is buried at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Whitestown, Utica,NY.
  • love

    Posted on 11/24/13
    I will always love with all my heart forever. love always carmen austin denisowski
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/3/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Stanley George Denisowski, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 3/7/11 - by Robert Sage
    Stanley is buried at Trinity Cemetery in Manhattan,NY. DSC BSM PH
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