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is honored on Panel 10E, Line 32 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 9/1/18 - by A US Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam
    Dennis Weldon Wellmann

    Silver Star
    DURING Vietnam War
    Service: Marine Corps
    Rank: Lance Corporal
    Battalion: 2d Battalion
    Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF

    The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal Dennis Weldon Wellmann (MCSN: 2162886), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Radio Operator with Company E, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, near Cam Lo, Republic of Vietnam on 23 August 1966. When elements of his company were trapped by a heavy barrage of enemy grenades, automatic weapons, and anti-aircraft machine gun fire, Lance Corporal Wellmann fearlessly exposed himself to the deadly fusillade to accurately report and help coordinate company elements for his Commanding Officer who had been wounded. Sustaining severe fragmentation wounds he courageously remained in an exposed position to relay information and spot enemy positions for supporting 60-mm. mortar fire. As the enemy fire increased in volume and accuracy, he continued to set an example of calmness and courage by his selfless heroic stand, resolutely remaining at his post until he succumbed to his grievous wounds. As a result of his expeditious concise reporting and noteworthy efforts of assisting in coordinating the widely dispersed units, many lives were saved. His indomitable fighting spirit, marked fortitude and unwavering devotion to duty upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
  • Silver Star

    Posted on 4/7/18 - by Ed Klek delta 1-1 vietnam 1966
    This Marine was awarded the Silver Star.... Your Marines,family and friends are proud of you.
    Rest in peace.
  • Photo Remembrance of Dennis Weldon Wellmann

    Posted on 1/8/14 - by Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Photo was taken from the historic book “THE FACES BEHIND THE NAMES - The Vietnam War” with the permission of author Don Ward. Thank you Mr. Ward.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 8/23/13 - by A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/23/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL Dennis Weldon Wellmann, 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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