PFC Denton Winslow “Mogie” Crocker Jr.

PFC Denton Winslow “Mogie” Crocker Jr.

Birth
Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA
Death
4 Jun 1966 (aged 19)
Kon Tum, Kon Tum, Vietnam
Burial
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot
SECTION 13 SITE 9088-A
Memorial ID
114919714 View Source

Private First Class Denton Winslow Crocker, Jr. was the son of Denton Winslow Crocker, Sr. and his wife Jean-Marie J. Crocker of Saratoga Springs, New York. He was born June 3, 1947.

He enlisted in the U. S. Army and was a Private First Class (E-3) at the time of his death in Vietnam. He was a 11B1P Infantryman (Airborne Qualified) and served with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment of the 101st "Screaming Eagle" Airborne Division (U.S. Army-Vietnam).

He began his tour in Vietnam Oct. 8, 1965 and was killed in action June 4, 1966 the day after his 19th birthday. He died in the Kontum Province of South Vietnam near Dak To as a ground casualty of enemy automatic weapons fire "as he bravely and fearlessly joined his fellow troopers in an assault against the enemy position to save his fellow platoon members."

He is memorialized in the book, Son of the Cold War, written by his mother, Jean-Marie Crocker. He is also featured in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, "Forever a Soldier, Unforgettable Stories of Wartime Service," (2005), "Denton Winslow Crocker, Jr. - A Patriot for His Time." (pp. 304-322).

"I still believe that individual freedom is the most important thing in the world and I am willing to die defending that idea." ~ PFC Denton Winslow Crocker, Jr.

His name is on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. at Panel 8E, Line 6.

His awards and decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB), Parachute jump wings, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal.

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In the recently released 18-hour Ken Burns' special on "The Vietnam War," PFC Denton 'Mogie' Crocker (U.S. Army) is prominently highlighted in the documentary, with his mother and sister being extensively interviewed, along with the reading of his letters home to family and friends. Thanks to Find-A-Grave contributor ECNordstrom for supplying this helpful information. He comments, "Powerful story, a wise young man...".

Private First Class Denton Winslow Crocker, Jr. was the son of Denton Winslow Crocker, Sr. and his wife Jean-Marie J. Crocker of Saratoga Springs, New York. He was born June 3, 1947.

He enlisted in the U. S. Army and was a Private First Class (E-3) at the time of his death in Vietnam. He was a 11B1P Infantryman (Airborne Qualified) and served with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment of the 101st "Screaming Eagle" Airborne Division (U.S. Army-Vietnam).

He began his tour in Vietnam Oct. 8, 1965 and was killed in action June 4, 1966 the day after his 19th birthday. He died in the Kontum Province of South Vietnam near Dak To as a ground casualty of enemy automatic weapons fire "as he bravely and fearlessly joined his fellow troopers in an assault against the enemy position to save his fellow platoon members."

He is memorialized in the book, Son of the Cold War, written by his mother, Jean-Marie Crocker. He is also featured in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, "Forever a Soldier, Unforgettable Stories of Wartime Service," (2005), "Denton Winslow Crocker, Jr. - A Patriot for His Time." (pp. 304-322).

"I still believe that individual freedom is the most important thing in the world and I am willing to die defending that idea." ~ PFC Denton Winslow Crocker, Jr.

His name is on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. at Panel 8E, Line 6.

His awards and decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB), Parachute jump wings, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal.

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In the recently released 18-hour Ken Burns' special on "The Vietnam War," PFC Denton 'Mogie' Crocker (U.S. Army) is prominently highlighted in the documentary, with his mother and sister being extensively interviewed, along with the reading of his letters home to family and friends. Thanks to Find-A-Grave contributor ECNordstrom for supplying this helpful information. He comments, "Powerful story, a wise young man...".


Inscription

PFC CO A 502 INF
101 ABN DIV
VIETNAM
JUNE 3, 1947
JUNE 4, 1966
PH


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