DENNIS M STOPPLEWORTH
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HONORED ON PANEL 9W, LINE 75 OF THE WALL

DENNIS M STOPPLEWORTH

WALL NAME

DENNIS M STOPPLEWORTH

PANEL / LINE

9W/75

DATE OF BIRTH

06/08/1949

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/20/1970

HOME OF RECORD

MIDDLETON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Dane County

STATE

WI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PVT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DENNIS M STOPPLEWORTH
POSTED ON 6.19.2021
POSTED BY: Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Bronze Star Medal Award for Valor

Private Dennis M. Stoppleworth was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, with Combat Distinguishing Device V, for his exemplary gallantry in action. He was also awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Merit for his sustained meritorious service. He served as an Infantryman and was assigned to B CO, 1ST BN, 8TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV.
See http://www.coffeltdatabase.org
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POSTED ON 1.16.2018
POSTED BY: Jim Haberman

For a friend

Dennis was a high school classmate and someone I got to know better in college. War is senseless, even more so when it takes someone you know.
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POSTED ON 9.21.2017
POSTED BY: Beatrice Young Nearey

My Childhood Friend

Dennis was always a kind, conscientious, and gentle person. I knew him as a young boy when he lived across the street from me, and I met him again several times when we were in 11th grade. He wanted to study Latin. I often think back on him. He died too young.
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POSTED ON 9.5.2016

Ground Casualty

PVT Dennis M. Stoppleworth was an infantryman assigned to B Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. The 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Operations Log for June 20, 1970 identifies PVT Stoppleworth by name and describes his death in following entry: 0915 hours: “One aircraft was at flight idle in the pick-up zone when subject individual [Stoppleworth] ran out of the wood line directly into the main rotor blade. Body is being taken to B Med at FSB Buttons." The accident occurred just within Cambodia about 8 miles west-northwest of Djamap Airfield, or about 20 miles north of Phuoc Binh (aka Song Be). [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and virtualwall.org]
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POSTED ON 6.20.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PVT Dennis M Stoppleworth, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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