Spec Richard Samuel Dennison

Spec Richard Samuel Dennison

New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death 5 Mar 1971 (aged 20)
Burial Seaford, Sussex County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 46069665 · View Source
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Son of Harlan Dennison and Margaret Lloyd.

Fiance of Lettie Moore to whom he got engaged on December 25, 1969.

Specialist Fifth Class Richard Samuel Dennison, age 20, was from Bethel, Delaware.

He graduated from Laurel High School, class of 1968, and then went to vocational school and learned drafting. After school he went to work at Dupont's.

He served with 180th ASHC, 268th CAB, 17th CAG, 1 Avn Bde as a Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice and started his tour of duty on May 1, 1970.

Rick was on Chinook helicopters as a flight engineer. He wasn't even supposed to be on this flight. He took another guys place who had gotten drunk the night before and was hungover. That was the kind of guy he was.

He was "Killed In Action" during the crash of that helicopter in the Binh Dinh, South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

Richard is honored on Panel 4W, Row 23 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 28 Dec 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 46069665
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Spec Richard Samuel Dennison (16 May 1950–5 Mar 1971), Find a Grave Memorial no. 46069665, citing Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford, Sussex County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .