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  • Date of Birth:4/18/1947
  • Date of Casualty:10/11/1966
  • Home of Record:SUMTER
  • County of Record:SUMTER COUNTY
  • State:SC
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Row:11E, 66
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


  • Date of Birth:6/17/1945
  • Date of Casualty:10/11/1966
  • Home of Record:FAIRVIEW
  • County of Record:BUTLER COUNTY
  • State:PA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Row:11E, 66
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


is honored on Panel 11E, Row 66 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Grade School

    Posted on 5/31/16 - by Charlie Driscoll
    We went to Hanover School many years ago. You were a great friend. Missing you.
  • Memorial Day, 2016

    Posted on 5/30/16 - by Joe Kaminski
    Hello Richie,
    Just saying "hey" and thank you. It's been a long time.
  • Your life will not be forgotten

    Posted on 8/26/15 - by Kathern Hensley Edenloff
    Richard you and your brothers will never be forgotten. Your brother Billie, who also was in the Marines, Gary and Scott. Your father George junior, Mother Helen(Bunnie) are still in all our thoughts. Rest in peace, our love for you never will die. You all are listed in our Hensley Genealogy.
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 8/4/15 - by Kathern Hensley Edenloff
    YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I remember we called you Richie, you had brothers Billy, Gary and Scott. Your father was one of my older brothers. I lived with your family in Meriden, CT for about 7 months. You will always be remember for your service to our country and will always be proud of your service. REST IN PEACE BRAVE SERVEANT.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/5/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL Richard David Hensley, 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
  • Friends Forever

    Posted on 11/11/12 - by John Chmura

    Rich we had some good times,I will remember you as I do my brother Mike. ' All Gave Some and Some Gave All '

  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 1/10/12
    (Photo Credit: Ernie Norris) Rest in peace with the warriors.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/2/11 - by Robert Sage
    Richard is buried at St Peter and Paul Cemetery, Meriden, New Haven County,CT.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 10/11/10 - by A Marine
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • You are a hero and I'll always remember you.

    Posted on 3/29/08 - by John Steed II HM3 1967-1970
    I remember the visits and the one time we hunted squirrels with your slingshot. As a corpsman with 5th Shore Party, I thought of you with each of "my" Marines. I'm proud to be your cousin.
  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 11/5/05 - by Bob Ross
    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.

    Mary Frye – 1932

  • Thank you LCPL Hensley

    Posted on 8/13/03 - by Donald Lytle
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Richard David Hensley, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

    Again, thank you LCPL R.D. Hensley, for a job well done!


  • Richard D. Hensley,

    Posted on 6/16/03 - by Kathern(Hensley)Edenloff
    You are remembered by Aunt Kathern(Hensley) Edenloff and I would like to find your brothers Billie,Gary and Scott. I am from Osakis, Minnesota. Thanks from your family here and we want everyone to know you are loved and missed.

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