DENNIS E BASDEN
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HONORED ON PANEL 55E, LINE 39 OF THE WALL

DENNIS EARL BASDEN

WALL NAME

DENNIS E BASDEN

PANEL / LINE

55E/39

DATE OF BIRTH

09/10/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/06/1968

HOME OF RECORD

BEULAVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Duplin County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DENNIS EARL BASDEN
POSTED ON 11.12.2007
POSTED BY: Jean & Amy Maples

Picture of Dennis & Nancy

This is a picture of Dennis and Nancy before he headed off to Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 11.12.2007
POSTED BY: Jean & Amy Maples

Picture of Dennis

This is a picture of Dennis when he was younger, much younger.
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POSTED ON 11.12.2007
POSTED BY: Jean & Amy Maples

Veteran's Day '07

Dennis Earl Basden was born September 10, 1947 to William and Viola Basden. He grew up in rural Beulaville, North Carolina on a small family farm, alongside 3 brothers and 3 sisters. When Dennis was 3 years old, his father died accidentally. Dennis attended Beulaville Elementary and East Duplin High School. Some of his favorite pastimes included hunting and fishing; he especially loved hunting small game, such as rabbits or squirrels. After being drafted into the Army, he was stationed at Ft. Bragg in Fayetteville, NC, where he also did his training. Before heading off to Vietnam, Dennis married Nancy Raynor. He began his tour in April 1968; thirteen days after his arrival, he was killed on May 6, 1968 in an area known as Binh Duong. Dennis did his duty by serving his country but made the ultimate sacrifice. His family is and always will be very proud of him, and we miss him, too.
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POSTED ON 3.17.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 1.4.2005
POSTED BY: Sally Hughes

My uncle

He will always be remembered
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