|Birth: ||Jun. 18, 1946|
|Death: ||Mar. 15, 1969, Vietnam|
Dennis was in C Co. 1/5 Mech. 25th Inf Div. when he was killed in action.
lLT Dennis R. HUNSLEY, husband of Mrs. Phyllis J. HUNSLEY,
C/O Roger HUNSLEY,308 North 7th Street, Hannibal,MO 63401
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Headquarters, United States Army Vietnam
APO San Francisco 96375
GENERAL ORDERS 2 May 1969
AWARD OF THE DESTINGUISED SERVICE CROSS
1. TC 320. The following AWARD is announced posthumously.
HUNSLEY, DENNIS R FIRST LIEUTENANT INFANTRY
United States Army, Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, APO 96225
Awarded: Distinguished Service Cross
Date action: 15 March 1969
Theater: Republic of Vietnam
Reason: For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam: First Lieutenant Hunsley distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 15 March 1969 as a platoon leader during a night reconnaissance-in-force operation near Cu Chi. He was in charge of his company's point element when a large North Vietnamese Army force ambushed it, killing three and wounding fifteen within minutes. Lieutenant Hunsley dismounted his armored personnel carrier, which had been hit by an enemy rocket-propelled grenade, and carried two casualties to safety. Returning to his vehicle, he found that the carrier along side it had received a direct hit and he made a third and fourth trip through the communists' fusillade carrying two more wounded men back to the medic. When a North Vietnamese automatic weapons position opened fire from the flank while he was organizing a withdrawal, he led an assault that silenced the emplacement, and then carried another casualty to the medic track. Remaining behind until his men had escaped, Lieutenant Hunsley climbed into a damaged armored personnel carrier and was driving it from the battle area when he was fatally wounded by an enemy rocket-propelled grenade. First Lieutenant Hunsley's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Authority: By direction of the President, under the provisions of the Act of Congress, approved 15 July 1963.
Roger Hunsley (1924 - 1997)
Arrahwanna Marie Scott Hunsley (1927 - 2004)
Grand View Burial Park
Created by: Denis McDonough
Record added: Jan 15, 2010
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