ALAN J DEAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 17E, LINE 105 OF THE WALL

ALAN JAMES DEAN

WALL NAME

ALAN J DEAN

PANEL / LINE

17E/105

DATE OF BIRTH

03/11/1936

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/05/1967

HOME OF RECORD

WEST CHICAGO

COUNTY OF RECORD

DuPage County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CAPT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ALAN JAMES DEAN
POSTED ON 4.6.2015
POSTED BY: Michael Kelley Dean

Inside Me

This is the date that changed life for our family forever.
Inside me crouches a displaced person.
My life once had a plan..smoothly unfolding.
Love, marriage, child, wife, mother, family,..happily ever after.
Inside me crouches a displaced person.
Detonation half a world away
Displaced my dream...and me.
Entombed as life has passed, longingly hoping to find my place once more.
Inside me crouches a displaced person.

Thank you for your years of friendship and for your love and the time we had together. You have been and always will be Remembered.
We grew up together and Alan was my husband.
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POSTED ON 4.5.2015
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Semper Fi

Semper Fi, Captain.
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POSTED ON 2.21.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain Alan James Dean, 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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POSTED ON 10.27.2012

Final Mission of U.S. Marine Corps helicopter UH-1E tail number 151852

Crew included HM1 Thomas A. Parker (BNR), CAPT Alan J. Dean (KIA), CAPT Brooke M. Shadburne (KIA), and CPL Joseph A. Scruggs (KIA). A passenger in the aircraft was HM2 Michael M. Kauffman II (KIA). Hospital Corpsman First Class Petty Officer Thomas A. Parker was a Navy corpsman assigned to Marine Air Group 36, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Division. On April 5, 1967, Petty Officer Parker was assigned to a UH1E 'Huey' medical evacuation helicopter supporting Operation DeSoto south east of Nui Dang Hill, Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam. While in a hover over a landing zone, the Huey on which Parker was riding was hit by enemy fire and exploded. [NOTE: Some Defense Department lists state that Parker's helicopter was lost over water. DOD loss coordinates are in Binh Binh Province, about 25 miles northwest of Phu Cat, and about 15 miles from the nearest point of Quang Ngai Province. No reason for these discrepancies can be determined.] According to witnesses, Petty Officer Parker died of wounds sustained in the explosion of the aircraft. One Navy account states that because of heavy enemy fire, his body could not be recovered. Another Navy account states that an extensive search of the area was made and remains could not be recovered. Source: Compiled by Homecoming II Project 30 June 1990 from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POWMIA families, published sources, interviews. [Taken from vhpa.org]

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POSTED ON 7.4.2012

If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Alan James DEAN, USMC...who made the ultimate sacrifice!!!!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY saike, turn again to life, and smile...Nervingn thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.

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