DENNIS D ASCHENBRENNER
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HONORED ON PANEL 22E, LINE 94 OF THE WALL

DENNIS DALE ASCHENBRENNER

WALL NAME

DENNIS D ASCHENBRENNER

PANEL / LINE

22E/94

DATE OF BIRTH

01/12/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/02/1967

HOME OF RECORD

LEAD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lawrence County

STATE

SD

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DENNIS DALE ASCHENBRENNER
POSTED ON 1.12.2020
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

First Lieutenant Dennis Dale Aschenbrenner, Served with Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 7.2.2018
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Citation

Dennis Dale Aschenbrenner

DATE OF BIRTH: 12-Jan-42
PLACE OF BIRTH:
Belle Fourche, South Dakota
HOME OF RECORD:
Lead, South Dakota

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Army
Rank: First Lieutenant
Battalion: 1st Battalion (Airmobile)
Division: 1st Cavalry Division
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 8, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant (Infantry) Dennis Dale Aschenbrenner (ASN: 0-5326519), United States Army, for gallantry in action. First Lieutenant Aschenbrenner distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous action on 2 July 1967, while serving as Commanding Officer of Company A, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, during combat operations near the hamlet of Binh Do, Republic of Vietnam. When his company came under intense enemy automatic weapons fire, Lieutenant Aschenbrenner, with complete disregard for his own safety, moved from his position of safety to the center of the battle area. He exposed himself to the withering enemy fire as he placed a blazing barrage on the enemy positions, drawing the enemy fire to himself and allowing his men to reach safe positions. Even though his weapon jammed, he continued to expose himself to the insurgent fire, undoubtedly saving the lives of several men. While attempting to fix his malfunctioning weapons, Lieutenant Aschenbrenner was struck and mortally wounded by the enemy fire. His display of courageous leadership and concern for the welfare of his fellow soldiers was in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service, and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
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POSTED ON 1.12.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

First Lieutenant Dennis Dale Aschenbrenner, Served with Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.
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POSTED ON 10.3.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR LIEUTENANT ASCHENBRENNER,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN AIRBORNE QUALIFIED INFANTRY UNIT COMMANDER. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 11.26.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT Dennis Dale Aschenbrenner, 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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