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  • Wall Name:JAMES D HESS
  • Date of Birth:1/19/1948
  • Date of Casualty:5/13/1968
  • Home of Record:GASTON
  • County of Record:WASHINGTON COUNTY
  • State:OR
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:59E, 23
  • Casualty Province:HUA NGHIA


  • Wall Name:PAUL R HOAG JR
  • Date of Birth:7/19/1949
  • Date of Casualty:5/13/1968
  • Home of Record:POUGHKEEPSIE
  • County of Record:DUTCHESS COUNTY
  • State:NY
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Row:59E, 23
  • Casualty Province:TAY NINH


is honored on Panel 59E, Row 23 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/13/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Burl Denton Hewitt, 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
  • Photo

    Posted on 3/3/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors. (Photo Credit: Denny's family)
  • Remembered

    Posted on 3/3/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors. (Photo Credit: Denny's family)
  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/16/10 - by Robert Sage
    Denny is buried at Newport Cemetery, Newport,OH. PH
  • Alpha two-one X-Ray, Alpha two-one.

    Posted on 4/3/09 - by K.W. Melesky
    It's weird seeing "Burl" as your name, as I knew you as Denny. Being we were both from Ohio, a closer bond was formed. You were a excellent RTO. In those mountains and jungles' we confided. You were going to get a 68 Red Corvette convertible to cruise the Newport, Marietta areas when you got home. As time dictated, I had the ability to buy a 70 Corvette. In the showroom was your Red convertible. In remembrance to you, I passed on it as it was yours, and only yours. Since then I have never looked at a Red Corvette convertible as a Red Corvette convertible. You would have looked grand behind the wheel. If you could have seen me cruisin the strip in Youngstown, I was the guy in the Donnybrook Green Coupe.

    I miss you Burl, "Denny"....God Bless. As Louis Armstrong continues to sing ...."What A Wonderful World", because of You, and many like you. I truly don't embrace or want to understand the justification.

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