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PFC Dennis Harold Haynes
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1948
Wilson County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 11, 1969, Vietnam

PFC Dennis Howard Haynes, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Wilson, NC.

Private First Class Dennis Harold Haynes was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, PFC Haynes served our country until January 11th, 1969 in Dinh Tuong, South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that Dennis died from burns. His body was recovered. Dennis was born on October 10th, 1948 in Wilson, North Carolina. PFC Haynes is on panel 35W, line 070 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.

Dennis Haynes was one of 7 young men killed when their ambush patrol was attacked by a large Viet Cong force at about 1:00 in the morning on January 11, 1969. The patrol was in a night position around a Vietnamese farmhouse a few hundred yards from our artillery base where the rest of us were guarding the perimeter. Around 1:00 in the morning, VC attacked the patrol with mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons. Seven died, two survived by playing dead. -Clyde Freeman

Funeral services for PFC Dennis Harold Haynes, 20, Route 2, Wilson, who was killed in Vietnam on January 11, will be held tomorrow, 3pm, at Shingleton Funeral Home Chapel. The Reverend R.H.Jackson will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Military Rites will be accorded at graveside. Surviving are his parents, Mr and Mrs J.V.Haynes of Route 2, a sister, Miss Lillie Haynes of the home; and a brother, J.V. Haynes III, also of the home; maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Wade Pittman of Route 1, Sims. A graduate of Rock Ridge High School, Haynes entered the Army last June and was sent overseas during November.

Six men from Delta Company, 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment died together that day: PFC Lee R Bruce , PFC John Paul Davis, SP4 Clyde L Dickason , SSG William Robert Porter , PFC Dennis Harold Haynes , PFC Darrell Edwin Miller , Sr Tiger Scout Lon

Dennis H Haynes, Son of Mr and Mrs Jack V Haynes, Route 2, Box 420, Wilson, NC, 27893.

He served with Delta Company, 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, "Old Reliables", USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Bronze Star Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, the Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

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  Jake V Haynes (1923 - 1999)
Evergreen Memorial Park
Wilson County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17699744
PFC Dennis Harold Haynes
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PFC Dennis Harold Haynes
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PFC Dennis Harold Haynes
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- Kerstin
 Added: Oct. 10, 2016

- Joz
 Added: Apr. 23, 2014
Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Oct. 23, 2012
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