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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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DENNIS JAMES ZWIRCHITZ
POSTED ON 9.5.2018
POSTED BY: Gary Grambort

Semper Fi

Semper Fi Dennis. I will see you on the high ground.
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POSTED ON 7.4.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Dennis James Zwirchitz, Served with Company H, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 3.17.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Dennis James Zwirchitz, 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.

With respect, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 3.16.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine, Quang Tri

Silver Star Citation

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

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.
Action Date: 16-Mar-68

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Private First Class

Company: Company H

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 4th Marines, 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade
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POSTED ON 4.12.2013

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Rest in peace with the warriors.

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