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LCpl Gary Lynn Dickey

LCpl Gary Lynn Dickey

Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Death 23 Jul 1965 (aged 21)
Quang Nam, Vietnam
Burial Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Plot Section-Good Shepherd
Memorial ID 52936062 · View Source
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The Wichita Eagle, Sunday, August 1, 1965

Gary Dickey Rites Set for Wichita

The body of Gary Lynn Dickey, 21, who was killed at Da Nag Air Base July 15, will be returned to Wichita for services and burial

Dickey, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Dickey, 757 N. Gow Ave., died of "multiple gunshot wounds" when another Marine guard on the Da Nag defense line apparently shot him. A mechanic in the 3rd Marine Division, Dickey had been in Viet Nam since March.

Dickey was born and reared in Wichita and attended North High School. Before joining the Marines in 1963, he had worked at the Kinney Shoe Store downtown. He took his boot camp training at San Diego and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He was sent to Okinawa in September of 1964, and in March was sent to Viet Nam.

Dickey was a member of Westlink Church of Christ.

Survivors besides his parents include his widow, Susan; a sister, Mrs. Regina Dunbar, Marion, Kan.; a brother, Terry, at home; and his grandfathers, James Lee Dickey, Harrison, Ark., and John L. Taylor, Bentonville, Ark.

Cochran Mortuary has charge.

The following information Contributed by Allen Monasmith #46880788

Vietnam War: U.S. Military Casualties, 1965
Name: Gary Lynn Dickey
Birth Date: 7 Nov 1943
Death Date: 23 Jul 1965
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Race: Caucasian
Home City: Wichita
Home State: Kansas
Religion: Protestant
Marital Status: Married
Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam
Province: Quang Nam
Casualty Type: Non-Hostile
Casualty Reason: Accidental Homicide
Casualty Air: Ground Casualty
Body Status: Body Recovered
Service Branch: United States Marine Corps
Component: Regular
Military Grade: Lance Corporal
Length of Service: 01

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 52936062
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for LCpl Gary Lynn Dickey (7 Nov 1943–23 Jul 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52936062, citing Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Wonderer (contributor 46980530) .