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is honored on Panel 3W, Line 54 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 7/1/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Sp4 Dennis Durand,
    Thank you for your service as a Flight Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice. Independence Day is approaching, and we remember your sacrifice. 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.
  • Cousin

    Posted on 5/19/18 - by Gale Owens
    I was in the military too at this time. We used to write to each other. He told me about things there and not to tell his Mom because he didn't want her to worry. Out of respect I wore my uniform at his funeral. I have a fatigue shirt of his and treasure it. I think of him still. Miss his gentle soul. Love you cuz. Gale
  • Beaver

    Posted on 5/27/17 - by Hank Samples
    Hello Dennis, I left a rememberance 18yrs ago, it's been 46yrs since you left....I will always remember you and your great attitude, compassion and calm-silent strength. Miss you always. Hank
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 5/5/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Dennis Charles Durand, 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 on the anniversary and Memorial Day

    Posted on 5/25/15 - by Steven G Atkinson
    Rest in peace brother, I was set to fly that day because you had guard duty that night. I flew with Major Adams and Melvin Robinson the night before, on the same mission to rescue Littleton. We were unsuccessful due to the combination of heavy enemy fire, heavy rain and nightfall. Major Adams made contact with Littleton and promised to return in the morning. I was set to leave the next morning 5/25/71 when Dennis came to the flight line and insisted that I remove my machine guns because he was going. He didn't have to fly that day because of duty that night. But he insisted and is a true hero in every sense. If it was up to me you would have received the MOH Like Major Adams. But for the grace of God , and your unselfishness, go I..
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