Coker, Dennis Sanders, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 1981, 214th Aviation Battalion/191st Assault Helicopter Company
Service Years
1967 - 1969

Aviation

First Lieutenant



One Overseas Service Bar


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Monroe
Last Address
Monroe

Casualty Date
Mar 02, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Dinh Tuong (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
30W 010

 Official Badges 

1st Aviation Brigade


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Basic)


 
 Unit Assignments
214th Aviation Battalion/191st Assault Helicopter Company
  1968-1969, 1981, 214th Aviation Battalion/191st Assault Helicopter Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)1
 Colleges Attended 
Georgia Institute of Technology
  1963-1967, Georgia Institute of Technology
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

1st Lt. Coker was killed, along with five others, when the 191st Assault Helicopter Company's operations center at Dong Tam was hit by mortar rounds.

Those killed:
Major John A. Petric, Company Commander
1st Lt. Dennis S. Coker
1st Lt. Carl L. Radtke, Admin Officer
SP5 Robert L. Heinmiller
SP4 Carl S. Douglas
SP4 George R. Lovellette

He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. with 20 oak leaf clusters
 

He was interred in Rest Haven Cemetery, Monroe, Walton County, Georgia.
   
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