DENNIS E PAINTER
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HONORED ON PANEL 50E, LINE 52 OF THE WALL

DENNIS EARL PAINTER

WALL NAME

DENNIS E PAINTER

PANEL / LINE

50E/52

DATE OF BIRTH

02/20/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHU BON

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/19/1968

HOME OF RECORD

CHICAGO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cook County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DENNIS EARL PAINTER
POSTED ON 12.17.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT Dennis Earl Painter, 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 4.14.2013

Summary of Mid-Air Collision

On April 19, 1968, two helicopters from the 155th Assault Helicopter Company, 52nd Combat Aviation Battalion, a UH-1H and UH-1D, collided in mid-air, resulting in the deaths of eight U.S. Army personnel and eighteen ARVN soldiers. The aircraft were involved in an ARVN troop lift in the Phu Bon Province (II Corps) near Cheo Reo. The two aircraft departed the airfield with the ARVN troops to conduct a combat assault. Observers say they saw the aircraft collide from approx 1500 feet. Both aircraft crashed and burned and were totally destroyed. There were no survivors on either ship. The two aircraft involved were UH-1D tail number 66-16441 from Ban Me Thuot, crewed by pilots WO1 Paul N. Larson and WO1 Herbert R. Hayashida, crew chief SP4 John R. Brooks, and gunner SP4 Oren B. McCarroll. They were carrying nine ARVN troops. The second aircraft, UH-1H tail number 67-17255, was crewed pilots WO1 Willis W. Smith Jr. and 1LT Dennis E. Painter, crew chief SP5 Janis Miculs, and SP4 Frank L. Freedle. Their helicopter was carrying nine ARVN’s also. [Taken from vhpa.org]

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POSTED ON 1.9.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Dennis is buried at Greenlawn Cemetery in Tiffin, OH. AM/7 OLC PH
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POSTED ON 4.19.2005
POSTED BY: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67

Not forgotten

Dennis, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well and thank you.
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POSTED ON 2.27.2004
POSTED BY: Sue (Bowersox) Madden

Class of 1964

Denny and I graduated from High School
together. He lived in Tiffin, Ohio at that time.
He was the first causality from our graduation
class and I have had an eerie connection with
him since that time. We were not especially
close but I guess those quiet friendships are the
ones that last! I find his name every time I visit
the Wall in DC,
I will be the State President for Ohio for the
Ladies Aux.to the VFW next year and am
including him in the dedication for my year
along with my grandfather (WWI), my father (WW II)
and my husband (Korea)!!
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