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DENNIS LEE BARTLEBAUGH


is honored on Panel 18W, Line 118 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering Denny

    Posted on 8/15/18 - by Catherine Haynes, FL Wall of Faces volunteer
    The photos of Dennis Bartlebaugh were graciously provided by his loving brother, Kenneth R. Bartlebaugh of Winnemucca, NV. Denny enjoyed spending time hunting in Nevada with his brother. He excelled in his machine gun training. When given the opportunity to go to Canada, he refused and chose to serve with his Army buddies. Denny died with 10 others when their position was attacked at night. He received a Bronze Star medal for merit and another for valor.
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  • Reading of the Names (ROTN)

    Posted on 9/16/17 - by Tom Sampson
    I am honored to have been selected as the reader of Cpl. Bartlebaugh's name during the 35th anniversary of "The Wall" ceremony. I was in the bush (RTO in 1st platoon) with Co. A the night of the mortar/small arms fire attack
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  • Final Mission of CPL Dennis L. Bartlebaugh

    Posted on 12/8/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    Operation Iron Mountain was a unilateral and combined operations with ARVN and provincial forces in the Quang Ngai Province to find, fix and destroy enemy main force and local force units in the 11th Brigade’s TAOR (Tactical Area of Responsibility) and TAOI (Tactical Area of Interest) and to interdict enemy supply and communication lines. On September 21, 1969, Alpha Company 4-3 Infantry used a night defense position which they had previously occupied during the operation. Unbeknownst to them, the enemy had bracketed the position, and at 1905 hours their location received thirty 82mm mortar rounds and small arms fire from all around perimeter. Three of the mortar rounds landed directly in fox holes. Alpha Company initially reported four U.S. KHA (killed hostile action) and five WHA (wounded hostile action). At 2000 hours that report was amended when Alpha Company added seven more KHA and six more WHA for a total of eleven U.S. KHA and eleven U.S. WHA. All eleven KHA had been occupying the foxholes bracketed by the mortar fire. The first dustoff (medical evacuation by helicopter) for six U.S. WHA was completed at 2000 hours. At 2100 hours, Alpha Company reported the 11 KHA and 10 WHA were dusted off with one WHA remaining in the field due to minor wounds. The KHA personnel included SFC Joe A. Foster Jr., SGT Wilfredo B. Andrada, SP4 Henry M. Stewart Jr., CPL Dennis L. Bartlebaugh, PFC Davitt J. Franks, SP4 Larry C. Hathcock, PFC Thomas L. Larson, PFC Michael J. Pacheco, PVT Gregorio P. Castillo, PVT Steven V. Elting (medic on loan from Bravo Company 4/3), and PFC Carl A. Dean. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, 1-20infantry.org, and americal4ofthe3.com]
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 12/7/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR CORPORAL BARTLEBAUGH,
    I HOPE SOMEONE WILL POST YOUR PICTURE HERE. THIS WALL OF FACES NEEDS YOUR FACE. THANK YOU FOR BEING A GRUNT. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE. ADVENT IS HERE, AND CHRISTMAS IS APPROACHING. WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU. THE NEW YEAR IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
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  • nice visit yesterday.

    Posted on 5/12/15 - by Sr. Airman Bonnie Porter bonnieporter1600@gmail.com
    You are laid in the midst of a loving family plot. we have adopted you as our own. we will watch over your spot, and protect it as our own. You have a brother in arms, Dennis Hogate who is Air Force and resting nearby. He is a soccer God in his own right.
    Wanted learn about you.
    Rest in Peace!!! You will not be forgotten.
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