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JOHN PERRY ANDERSON

  • Wall Name:JOHN P ANDERSON
  • Date of Birth:8/7/1946
  • Date of Casualty:7/2/1967
  • Home of Record:IRON RIVER
  • County of Record:IRON COUNTY
  • State:MI
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Row:22E, 94
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

THOMAS EARL BAILEY

  • Wall Name:THOMAS E BAILEY
  • Date of Birth:11/14/1946
  • Date of Casualty:7/2/1967
  • Home of Record:COLUMBIA
  • County of Record:LANCASTER COUNTY
  • State:PA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Row:22E, 95
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

DENNIS DALE ASCHENBRENNER


is honored on Panel 22E, Row 94 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 10/3/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR LIEUTENANT ASCHENBRENNER,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN AIRBORNE QUALIFIED INFANTRY UNIT COMMANDER. REST IN PEACE.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/26/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear 1LT Dennis Dale Aschenbrenner, 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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  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/29/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Dennis is buried at Blackhills Nat Cem, Sturgis, South Dakota. SS BSM AM ARCOM PH
  • CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR TO THIS MOST HEROIC UNITED STATES ARMY OFFICER

    Posted on 10/22/07 - by CLAY MARSTON CMARSTON@INTERLOG.COM

    FIRST LIEUTENANT

    DENNIS DALE ASCHENBRENNER

    COMMANDING OFFICER

    ALPHA COMPANY

    1st BATTALION ( AIRBORNE )

    8th CAVALRY REGIMENT

    1st CAVALRY DIVISION

    CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF

    THE SILVER STAR

    The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Dennis Dale Aschenbrenner, First Lieutenant (Infantry), United States Army, for gallantry in action. First Lieutenant Aschenbrenner distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous action on 2 July 1967, while serving as Commanding Officer of Company A, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, during combat operations near the hamlet of Binh Do, Republic of Vietnam. When his company came under intense enemy automatic weapons fire, Lieutenant Aschenbrenner, with complete disregard for his own safety, moved from his position of safety to the center of the battle area. He exposed himself to the withering enemy fire as he placed a blazing barrage on the enemy positions, drawing the enemy fire to himself and allowing his men to reach safe positions. Even though his weapon jammed, he continued to expose himself to the insurgent fire, undoubtedly saving the lives of several men. While attempting to fix his malfunctioning weapons, Lieutenant Aschenbrenner was struck and mortally wounded by the enemy fire. His display of courageous leadership and concern for the welfare of his fellow soldiers was in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service, and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.





    YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

    NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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  • NEVER FORGOTTEN

    Posted on 5/8/06 - by Bill Nelson grite@yahoo.com
    FOREVER REMEMBERED

    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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