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GARY RUSSELL DOPP


is honored on Panel 11E, Line 13 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 6/3/18 - by Lucy Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear PFC Gary Russell Dopp,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. We remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time 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.
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  • Final Mission of PFC Gary R. Dopp

    Posted on 7/5/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On September 25, 1966, during Operation Sunset Beach, Company A, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 5th Infantry, departed Cu Chi Base Camp at 0742 hours to conduct search and destroy operations in Binh Duong Province, RVN. At 0842 hours, one M113A armored personnel carrier hit an anti-tank mine. The explosion ignited the fuel tank, causing a fire and secondary explosions, resulting in eight Bobcats burned to death. Three others were seriously injured, and the vehicle was completely destroyed. At 0955 hours, Graves Registration was requested to dispatch a team to remove the remains of those deceased Bobcats that were still inside the track. The lost troopers included PFC Gary A. Barnard, PFC Gary R. Dopp, SGT Roy D. Hutting, SSGT Ernest R. Martie, SP4 James E. Miller, SP4 Terry L. Pundsack, SP4 Robert M. Waters, and SGT Walter Williams. A ninth Bobcat, PFC George W. Alexander Jr., one of the three injured in this incident, succumbed to his injuries after being evacuated to the United States for treatment. He died on October 4, 1966, in Brooke General Hospital at Fort Sam Houston, TX. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and bobcat.ws]
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 9/25/15 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you PFC Dopp for your courage in dangerous times, in a far and dangerous place.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/20/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Gary Russell Dopp, 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
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  • The Final Bridge

    Posted on 9/12/10 - by Steve Conto, Menasha, WI sconto@new.rr.com
    Gary is buried at Greenvale Cemetery on Hwy 22 just south of Hwy AA and the Dopp Memorial Center. Gary is located in the 3rd row right side.
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