WILLIAM R DENNIS III
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HONORED ON PANEL 16E, LINE 104 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM R DENNIS III

WALL NAME

WILLIAM R DENNIS III

PANEL / LINE

16E/104

DATE OF BIRTH

07/07/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

GIA DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/18/1967

HOME OF RECORD

LAWRENCE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Douglas County

STATE

KS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM R DENNIS III
POSTED ON 7.7.2022
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm Proud of Our Vietnam Veterans

Seaman Apprentice William Russell Dennis III, Served aboard PBR-147 (Patrol Boat River 147), River Division 53 (RIVDIV 53), Task Force 116 (TF-116), United States Naval Forces Vietnam (USNAVFORV).
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POSTED ON 4.22.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

We Will Remember

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
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POSTED ON 6.13.2020
POSTED BY: Gary Crest

Thank you

I remember and always will.
You were my ‘mentor’, the guy to ask if I had any questions, because I was the new guy. You were a good person. Liked by all the crew. I remember taking a picture of you at the base with a huge python snake the Seals had as a pet. I wish I could find that picture. Peace.
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POSTED ON 5.25.2020
POSTED BY: Ted Haler

Billy "D"

I had the honor of serving with Billy in Viet Nam.
I'll never forget that night Billy was taken from us. I was sleeping when the "Scramble all boats" came over the loud speakers. We headed down the river to replace his patrol as his boat headed back for help. When found out it was Billy and that he had passed it hit us all hard. If I remember correctly he had only been in country for a month or so. He was a FNG (F king new guy) with a big heart and great sense of humor. We put all the FNG's through hell playing all kinds of tricks on them. Billy always stood his ground and gave it right back in the spirit of the moment.
I've never forgotten that night or you, Be at peace my brother.
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POSTED ON 2.26.2019

Final Mission of FTGSA William R. Dennis III

FTGSA William R. Dennis III was a Fire Control Technician serving on the river patrol boat PBR-147 from River Division 53 (RIVDIV-53), Task Force 116 (TF-116). On the night of March 18, 1967, PBR-147 was conducting a routine patrol in the Long Tau channel near the mouth of the Loi Giang River in Gia Dinh Province, RVN, when a sniper opened fire. FTGSA Dennis was killed and another sailor injured by a single round of sniper fire. The shot was fired from an estimated range of 500 yards in the dark and struck Dennis in the head; a bullet fragment wounded the second crewman. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam, Monthly Historical Summary, March 1967]
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