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MICHAEL DIGENNO

  • Wall Name:MICHAEL DIGENNO
  • Date of Birth:2/20/1948
  • Date of Casualty:3/11/1969
  • Home of Record:HURLOCK
  • County of Record:DORCHESTER COUNTY
  • State:MD
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Line:29W, 6
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

HENRY ALBERT DYE JR

  • Wall Name:HENRY A DYE JR
  • Date of Birth:10/2/1949
  • Date of Casualty:3/11/1969
  • Home of Record:AUBURN
  • County of Record:KING COUNTY
  • State:WA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:29W, 7
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

MILFRED HAROLD DINGMAN


is honored on Panel 29W, Line 6 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Our Warrior Spirit

    Posted on 5/23/15
    I never met my grandfather, but I have always known his legacy.
    The legacy he left on the field of battle. I have always known about his ultimate sacrifice, for his country, and, more importantly, his men - the hardchargering warriors under his comand.
    These actions I never really understood; appreciated, yes. Respected? Definitely. It wasn't until I made my first tour to the middle east did I truly understand what it is like to love, more thanĀ  yourself, the men that stand next to you, and it was doubly so when I deployed the second time as a team leader to that very same country.
    We were different services, but our warrior spirit remains the same.
    I had always felt close to you in that way, I have always felt I had tread on the same boot prints, on that same broken path as you. Maybe it just runs in the family, maybe a part of you was always with me, and Steven during our baptism of fire.
    You were gone long before I entered this world, but the glory of battle will always be ours to share.
    This Memorial Day, I will toast to you, and all the other gunfighters who wrote that blank check to Uncle Sam.
    To my grandfather SFC. Dingman. One magnificent badtard.
    Cpl. Matthew Dingman USMC 0311 OIF.
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  • Distinguished Service Cross Citation

    Posted on 3/11/15 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Milfred Harold Dingman
    Date of birth: 17-May-27
    Date of death: Killed in Action
    Home of record: Ottawa Illinois
    Status: KIA

    AWARDS AND CITATIONS

    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 Sergeant First Class Milfred Harold Dingman (ASN: RA-55020025), 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 C, 3d Battalion, 12th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division. Sergeant First Class Dingman distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 11 March 1969 as a platoon sergeant during a combat mission approximately twenty kilometers west of Polei Kleng, Kontum Province. An estimated company of North Vietnamese equipped with grenades, small arms and rockets unleashed a vicious attack and threatened to overrun Sergeant Dingman's platoon. He immediately organized his men and led them down the hill where he established an effective defensive perimeter. He then made repeated trips to the top of the hill to administer first aid to the wounded and rescue the casualties from under the hostile fusillade. Braving a hail of bullets, Sergeant Dingman next moved among his troops to provide encouragement and distribute ammunition. As he was returning fire from a threatened sector of the perimeter, he was killed by an exploding enemy rocket. Sergeant First Class Dingman'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. 2223 (June 24, 1969)

    Action Date: 11-Mar-68

    Service: Army

    Rank: Sergeant First Class

    Company: Company C

    Battalion: 3d Battalion

    Regiment: 12th Infantry Regiment

    Division: 4th Infantry Division
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  • SFC Milfred H Dingman

    Posted on 7/31/14
    You and I faught side by side that day (3-11-69)
    You fell by my side which accually saved my life.
    I didn't know it was you at the time, a fellow Michigander,
    But I'll never ever forget that day. From being shot in the head that day my memory is bad but that day doesn't go away.
    I think about you and that day every night in my nightmares.
    Rest in peace my fellow Conrad
    Ramon l Hayes rr.hayes@hotmail.com
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  • Never Will Forget

    Posted on 3/11/14 - by Gisela Dingman Ryan Bunger
    45 years ago today, we lost you and while the years have gone by, we remember the wonderful time we had together Dad. We love and miss you and carry you along with us in our hearts and in our memories.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/11/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SFC Milfred Harold Dingman, 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.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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The Wall of Faces

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