DEWEY R DECKER
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HONORED ON PANEL 24W, LINE 15 OF THE WALL

DEWEY RUSSELL DECKER

WALL NAME

DEWEY R DECKER

PANEL / LINE

24W/15

DATE OF BIRTH

07/11/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

CHOUNG THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/15/1969

HOME OF RECORD

IONIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Ionia County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

EN3

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LEFT FOR DEWEY RUSSELL DECKER
POSTED ON 11.28.1999
POSTED BY: Angie Holloway

The letter from Dewey

I didn't know Dewey personally, but he served on the patrol boat with my husband's brother, Tom Holloway who died as a Vietnam casualty about a month before Dewey. Our family has a album with all of Tom's letters from Vietnam and then the telegram that tells of his death. Three days before his own death, Dewey took the time to write to my husband's family to express his sorrow over Tom's death and to share what had taken place the day that Tom died. A letter arrived weeks later from another sailor who was corresponding with Tom's family who mentioned that Dewey had also been killed.

I can only hope that Dewey's family will someday know how much he helped another family to know what had happened when they were so far away from their son. I only hope Dewey's family has that same comfort. Thank you, D. R. Decker...you've earned your reward in Heaven.
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