DENNIS N PETERSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 2W, LINE 122 OF THE WALL

DENNIS NEWELL PETERSON

WALL NAME

DENNIS N PETERSON

PANEL / LINE

2W/122

DATE OF BIRTH

02/02/1951

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LONG KHANH

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/29/1972

HOME OF RECORD

BELDENVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Pierce County

STATE

WI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DENNIS NEWELL PETERSON
POSTED ON 5.29.2016
POSTED BY: Jim Drewiske

Dennis, a hero of mine

I remember Dennis as the Wrestling Captain at Ellsworth High back in WI. Man he was tough, his little brother Dennis was too. I didn't know Dennis was in the Army until the news came back that he had died in Vietnam. I know Dennis was a leader & a fighter. He died for his country, and that makes him my hero. I spent 26 years as a Navy medic & CWO with Marines. I made it because Dennis showed me by his wrestling that you never give up. You never quit. Until we me again brother, take care of us bubby.
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POSTED ON 5.5.2016
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of SP4 Dennis N. Peterson

On March 29, 1972, SP4 Kenneth R. Vos of D Battery, 1st Battalion, 21st Artillery, and SP4 Dennis N. Peterson and PFC Larry Batts of C Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, were part of a seven-man patrol operating in Long Khanh Province, RVN, whose mission was to investigate lights and movement which were observed the previous night. While the patrol was proceeding toward the suspected enemy location, a large command-detonated mine exploded, mortally wounding the three soldiers. The other four members of the patrol were also wounded. Their remains were taken to Bien Hoa for identification before being returned back to the U.S. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and thewall-usa.com]
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POSTED ON 1.3.2016
POSTED BY: Mark Peterson

Vietnam

Thanks, for your courage. You went after the VC, when most people had a cop out with college or there Daddy was rich, so they didn't have to fight. You had godless hippies, burning draft cards singing kubaya. But you went even when your own country couldn't get behind you. At least you are in Heaven now. "Most gave some, some gave all!" Everytime I see a Bell Huey, I think of what you did. Even though it happened a long time ago, I will allways remember the sacrifice.
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POSTED ON 8.11.2015
POSTED BY: Kurt Gronau

We Served

Dennis was in Charlie Company with me and when I look at this photo I remember him. I was in 3rd platoon and walked point. I had rotated back to the rear and shortly thereafter got malaria. We did Vung Tau and our Company has some long patrols. It was my job to spot the trip wires. I'm sorry I wasn't there Dennis.

I have just been able to look at these pages. Thank you to those who have put them together. And to my brother Dennis, I can only say that I have tried to live my life with respect and gratitude for all that you and my fellow brothers gave. The last full measure indeed.
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POSTED ON 12.3.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Dennis Newell Peterson, 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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