DENNIS W DOTSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 9W, LINE 13 OF THE WALL

DENNIS WILLIAM DOTSON

WALL NAME

DENNIS W DOTSON

PANEL / LINE

9W/13

DATE OF BIRTH

11/02/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/05/1970

HOME OF RECORD

EL CENTRO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Imperial County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DENNIS WILLIAM DOTSON
POSTED ON 3.12.2011

Remembered

Remembered
Rest in peace with the warriors. (Photo Credit: Randy Bauman)
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POSTED ON 3.15.2010
POSTED BY: B Nelson

REMEMBERED

On 05 June 1970 the 119th Assault Helicopter Company was tasked with supporting a combat assault by B Company, 1/14th Infantry along Highway QL19 about 15 kilometers west of An Nonh, Binh Dinh Province. As UH-1H tail number 68-16354 approached the landing zone it was hit by automatic weapons fire which killed both pilots. The aircraft crashed into a stream and burned, killing one of the two remaining crewmen and four infantrymen. The dead were

119th AHC, 52nd Avn Bn, 17th Avn Group:

WO Donald J. Lundequam, St Paul, MN

WO Ralph S. Roussell, Bogalusa, LA

SP4 Scotty R. Broadston, Lake Havasu City, AZ





B Co, 1st Bn, 14th Infantry:

1LT Dennis W. Dotson, El Centro, CA

SGT Robert M. Goselin, Bourbonnais, IL

SGT Steven R. Stefanski, San Diego, CA

PFC Robert H. Hill, Grand Rapids, MI

The 119th AHC unit history describes the incident:

"Today was a sad day for the Gators as they have lost friends as well as fine aviators. Gator 354 was shot down by enemy gunners and along with her she took the lives of WO Rousell, WO Lundequam, SP4 Broadston, and four soldiers from the 1/14 Infantry. The only survivor of the crash was PFC Comes, who was floundering in the water after attempting to help WO Lundequam, who had already perished. PFC Comes was fished out by WO Oliver's (pilot of another HUEY) quick to react crew chief and gunner, SP4 Almon and SP4 Bottom respectively. SP4 Almon attempted to rescue an injured and badly burned victim who was under (Editor's note: next word doesn't make sense) cerntainable, but the effort was in vain as the victim drifted in the blazing wreckage. During his attempt, SP4 Almon lost his footing and went under almost on the verge of drowning. WO Kelly jumped out of the aircraft and retrieved SP Almon. Those injured were medevaced to An Khe and the area was secured."
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POSTED ON 1.23.2005
POSTED BY: SSG. Tommie Eugene Thompson

To 1st LT. Dennis W. Dotson

Hey Dennis, it's been a long time. I will remember you forever. You would be proud what the Vietnam Veterans have accomplished. I love you, brother. Aloha,
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POSTED ON 10.21.2004
POSTED BY: Chris Spencer

NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die
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POSTED ON 5.27.2003
POSTED BY: John G. Livewell

Dotson Picture

Dotson Picture
To the brave men of Lt. Dotson's platoon who died on June 5, 1970, your friends will never forget.
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