Dennis, William Earl, LT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
110X-Unrestricted Line Officer - No Specialty Engagement
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 110X, PBR-750
Service Years
1954 - 1968

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Birmingham, Alabama

Casualty Date
Jun 21, 1968
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Dinh Tuong (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Valhalla Cemetery - Birmingham, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
55W 012

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
River Section 535, River Division 53 (RIVDIV 53)
  1967-1968, 110X, PBR-750
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (68-69)/Operation Swift Raider
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Last Known Activity

The boats were maneuvering down the river when they spotted a sampan fleeing into a nearby canal. 

PBR-750 gave chase and captured the sampan one hundred meters further up the canal. 

As the patrol boat returned to the river with a Viet Cong suspect and the captured sampan in tow, it was ambushed by a Viet Cong patrol who unleashed an overwhelming barrage of heavy machine gun fire and rockets. 

Two explosive B-40 rockets struck PBR-750 immediately killing the patrol leader, Lietuenant William E. Dennis and the boat coxswain, Boatswain's Mate First Class Scott C. Delph. Within seconds the patrol boat was ablaze and out of control, heading directly for the Viet Cong positions. As the PBR veered toward the river bank, at least four additional rockets struck the craft. 

The Attack on PBR 750

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