DENNIS J ZWIRCHITZ
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HONORED ON PANEL 45E, LINE 7 OF THE WALL

DENNIS JAMES ZWIRCHITZ

WALL NAME

DENNIS J ZWIRCHITZ

PANEL / LINE

45E/7

DATE OF BIRTH

07/04/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/16/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ABBOTSFORD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Marathon County

STATE

WI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DENNIS JAMES ZWIRCHITZ
POSTED ON 4.11.2024
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you.....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your Silver Star citation attests to your courage and devotion to your fellow marines. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever.
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POSTED ON 5.1.2023
POSTED BY: Gary D Zuber

Vietnam Visit

I recently got stuck in Vietnam due to Covid. As an American I was invited to several parties with vets from all over; US, AU, S. Vietnamese SF, NVA, and Viet Cong. One NVA-vet host said that the war was a very difficult thing, and that friendship is best. I drank for Denny that day!
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POSTED ON 4.3.2023
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Dennis Zwirchitz, Thank you for your service as a Machine Gunner. I researched you on your 55th anniversary, sad. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Yesterday was Palm Sunday, and it is Holy Week. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance, and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 7.1.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never Forgotten

On the remembrance of your 74th birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

"Greater love hath no man, than that man lay down his life for a friend."

Semper Fi, Marine...you did good
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POSTED ON 3.16.2019
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Silver Star Medal Citation

Dennis James Zwirchitz

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Private First Class
Battalion: 2d Battalion
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Dennis James Zwirchitz (MCSN: 2381896), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Machine Gunner with Company H, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, Ninth Marine Amphibious Brigade, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 16 March 1968, Private First Class Zwirchitz's platoon was assigned to assist a friendly unit which was heavily engaged with a large North Vietnamese Army force. Approaching the site of the beleaguered unit, he alertly observed several Marines attempting to move casualties from an area dangerously exposed to hostile fire. Disregarding his own safety, he unhesitatingly moved to a position between the friendly force and the hostile emplacements and provided a heavy volume of suppressive fire. Suddenly, hostile mortar fire wounded several of the Marines who were aiding the casualties. Ignoring the enemy rounds impacting near him, Private First Class Zwirchitz fearlessly ran across the fire-swept terrain and began assisting two Marines in moving a wounded man from the hazardous area. As they carried the casualty to a covered position, the enemy fire intensified. Reacting instantly, he placed his body on top of the wounded man to shield him from further injury and was mortally wounded by fragments from an exploding mortar round. By his courage and selfless devotion to duty, Private First Class Zwirchitz upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
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