DENNIS M SOLLENBERGER
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HONORED ON PANEL 65W, LINE 1 OF THE WALL

DENNIS MILTO SOLLENBERGER

WALL NAME

DENNIS M SOLLENBERGER

PANEL / LINE

65W/1

DATE OF BIRTH

05/26/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH TUY

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/26/1968

HOME OF RECORD

LANCASTER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lancaster County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DENNIS MILTO SOLLENBERGER
POSTED ON 10.4.2004
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

Daily Intellingencer Journal - May 31, 1968

Dennis M. Sollenberger never got to celebrate his 20th birthday. He missed by a day.
The 19-year-old son of Mrs. Dorothy M. Miller, Manheim R1, drowned last Saturday in a swimming accident in South Vietnam where he was stationed with the Navy. His birthday would have been Sunday.
Mrs. Miller said she was informed by the U.S. Navy Department that efforts to rescue her son were unsuccessful. She said he and a group were swimming off a pier when he became caught in a swift current and was swept into Binh Thuy Bay.

GOOD SWIMMER

Mrs. Miller said two companions tried to pull him out of the current but were unable to do so. She said her son was a good swimmer.
Sollenberger, a graduate of McCaskey High School, enlisted in the Navy in April, 1966. He received basic training at Great Lakes Naval Training Center.
After completing training, he was stationed aboard the USS Catamount for a nine-month tour of duty in Vietnam.

RETURNS TO VIETNAM

He then returned to the United States for a 30-day leave with his family. After his leave ended, Sollenberger went to Coronado, Calif., for special survival training. He then was assigned to a Naval Support Activity Detachment at Binh Thuy, Vietnam.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his step-father, James R. Miller; one sister, Linda, and two brothers, Darryl and Brian Sollenberger, all at home.
He also is survived by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thad M. Ferguson of Quarryville, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Sollenberger of Willow Street.
He was a member of the Holy Trinty Luteran Church on S. Duke Street.
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POSTED ON 4.28.2003
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you Mate

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Dennis Milto Sollenberger, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!

Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

Again, thank you Sailor, for a job well done!

FAIR WINDS, AND ETERNAL PEACE MY FRIEND


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