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DENNIS BAGLEY


is honored on Panel 21W, Line 68 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembered

    Posted on 10/20/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR CORPORAL BAGLEY,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A GRUNT. SEMPER FI. YOU WERE BORN ON ST. JOSEPH - PATRON SAINT OF THOSE WHO DIED. HALLOWEEN IS APPROACHING, AND ALL SAINTS AND ALL SOULS' DAYS - THE DAYS WE HONOR THOSE WHO LEFT US. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS GUIDE YOU. REST IN PEACE.
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  • Cpl. Dennis "Bags" Bagley (part II)

    Posted on 2/12/16 - by Brian Patrick Clarke bpcandkjc@gmail.com
    I reached out to Dan Gardner via email and was thrilled to hear back from him. His own experience in Vietnam is another commentary on the heroism displayed by so many of our nation's best and brightest. I thank you all for your service and courage. I'd hoped to find a photo from Bags' time at Belmont Abbey, but while I continue that search, I thought these online pages from the BAC yearbook would be of interest: http://www.e-yearbook.com/sp/eybb?school=945&year=1966&startpage=155&hilight=1
    Pg. 154 (UL, approaching my dad), pg. 156 (LL, on the receiving end of one of my father's "pep talks?") & page 159 (UL shooting, en route to release).That motion began at the back and side of Bags' head and included an Elgin Baylor-like lead leg straddle kick!
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  • Cpl. Dennis "Bags" Bagley

    Posted on 2/12/16 - by Brian Patrick Clarke bpcandkjc@gmail.com
    When I saw the wonderful post from Dan Gardner, I immediately flashed back to my early teens & watching Dennis "Bags" Bagley playing ball at Belmont Abbey College, coached by my father, Bill Clarke. My dad succeeded his NYC buddy, Al Maguire, in 1964 (Al left for Marquette) and remained at The Abbey thru 1967. Bags was a family favorite in our house and pure joy to watch play. Had the craziest-looking jumpshot ever! Arms cocked back behind & to the side of his head, lead leg "kicking", he had FUN, but was also an intense competitor - who could SHOOT THE LIGHTS OUT! Playing in the south when it was often so difficult to be a black man, he met that challenge head on and did so with class & character. His USMC service is completely consistent with those attributes. RIP, Corporal Bagley.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/1/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear CPL Dennis Bagley, 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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  • Submitted by the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation, Holmdel, NJ

    Posted on 7/5/13 - by New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation
    If you have any additional information about this hero or are a relative, please contact the Foundation at shagarty@njvvmf.org or 1-800-648-8387.
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