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DENNIS DALE ASCHENBRENNER


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

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  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 7/2/18 - by A Grateful Vietnam Veteran
    Dennis Dale Aschenbrenner

    DATE OF BIRTH: 12-Jan-42
    PLACE OF BIRTH:
    Belle Fourche, South Dakota
    HOME OF RECORD:
    Lead, South Dakota

    Silver Star
    AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
    DURING Vietnam War
    Service: Army
    Rank: First Lieutenant
    Battalion: 1st Battalion (Airmobile)
    Division: 1st Cavalry Division
    GENERAL ORDERS:

    CITATION:
    The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 8, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant (Infantry) Dennis Dale Aschenbrenner (ASN: 0-5326519), 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.
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 1/12/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    First Lieutenant Dennis Dale Aschenbrenner, Served with Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.
  • 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
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