MARK A HENSLEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 7W, LINE 73 OF THE WALL

MARK ALAN HENSLEY

WALL NAME

MARK A HENSLEY

PANEL / LINE

7W/73

DATE OF BIRTH

12/14/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/19/1970

HOME OF RECORD

GREAT FALLS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cascade County

STATE

MT

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MARK ALAN HENSLEY
POSTED ON 5.6.2021
POSTED BY: Jerry Sandwisch wood Cty. Ohio Nam Vet 1969-70 Army 173rd Abn Bde

You are not forgotten

The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered. All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Sky Soldier.
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POSTED ON 9.19.2020
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Medal Award

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Mark Alan Hensley, United States Army, for gallantry in action in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Private First Class Hensley distinguished himself by gallant actions on 19 September 1970, while serving as a rifleman with Company B, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 503d Infantry Regiment, 173d Airborne Brigade (Separate), on a combat operation in the Nui Mieu mountains in the Republic of Vietnam. On that date, while searching for a Viet Cong Prisoner of War camp in an area known to contain enemy soldiers, Private Hensley's element spotted an enemy soldier at the entrance to a cave and took him under fire. Two of Private Hensley's fellow soldiers entered the cave and began a search. Once inside the cave they began receiving enemy sniper fire and one of them was immediately wounded. Private Hensley, realizing the urgency of the mission, completely disregarded his personal safety and volunteered to go into the cave in an attempt to save his buddies and successfully complete the mission. He was able to reach the wounded man but when he began to move him to the entrance of the cave the enemy again opened fire and he was mortally wounded. As a result of his heroic actions Private Hensley imparted a sense of urgency, purpose, and determination to the men of Company B that subsequently played a key role in the success of the mission. His valorous efforts in the face of enemy fire helped to disrupt the enemy operation and indirectly save the lives of many of his comrades. Private First Class Hensley's extraordinary heroism and profound concern for the lives of his fellow soldiers were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
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POSTED ON 5.16.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cpl Mark Hensley, Thank you for your service as an Airborne Qualified Infantryman. Please watch over the USA, it still needs your courage. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 7.3.2018
POSTED BY: Mike Switzer

Tribute to Sky Soldier

On behalf of his fellow paratroopers from the 173rd "Herd" Airborne Brigade, including myself and brothers who also served in RVN, I offer regrets and respect for your sacrifice. May you and yoiur fellow fallen comrades never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 9.19.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL Mark Alan Hensley, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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