DENNIS D KING
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HONORED ON PANEL 40E, LINE 42 OF THE WALL

DENNIS DWAIN KING

WALL NAME

DENNIS D KING

PANEL / LINE

40E/42

DATE OF BIRTH

10/20/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/20/1968

HOME OF RECORD

GREEN RIVER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Sweetwater County

STATE

WY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

1LT

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POSTED ON 7.11.2018

Final Mission of 1LT Dennis D. King

On February 20, 1968, a patrol from G Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, was moving along the bank of the Thu Bon River, two miles northeast of Liberty Bridge in Quang Nam Province, RVN, when they spotted seven enemy soldiers with weapons. Six of the enemy were swimming in the river and the seventh was on the bank. The Marines fired on the enemy soldiers who then fled into a tree line and disappeared, leaving behind a rifle on the river bank. Artillery was called on the enemy’s position which landed on target. Two of the Marines from the patrol attempted to retrieve the left-behind rifle by crossing the river utilizing logs to traverse the waters. The two men became separated, and one of them, 1LT Richard J. Kelley, went under and disappeared. The other Marine made it to the other side, grabbed the enemy rifle, and safely returned. A reaction force of two squads with a boat was dispatched to the scene to help locate the missing officer. During the search, the boat with eight Marines aboard came under enemy small arms fire from the southern bank, with the Marines returning fire. Two members of the search party were killed, and four others wounded. The boat and its engine were damaged in the attack; however, they were able to successfully beach the craft on the north side of the river. Other G Company, 2/7 Marines arrived at the engagement and poured fire on the enemy’s position. The two lost Marines from the search party were 1LT Dennis D. King and PFC Alberto Colon. There was no evidence of enemy casualties. 1LT Kelley, the Marine who went missing in the river, was located the following day and recovered by a reaction force from Company H, 2/7 Marines. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Command Chronology, 7th Marines, February 1968]
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POSTED ON 2.20.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine - Vietnam

Semper Fi

Semper Fi LT
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POSTED ON 2.1.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT Dennis Dwain King, 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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POSTED ON 5.8.2013
POSTED BY: U. S.

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Update of Dennis King

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POSTED ON 7.11.2012
POSTED BY: John Goss, Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum

Remembrance

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