Coker, Dennis Sanders, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 1981, 191st Aviation Company (AHC)
Service Years
1967 - 1969


First Lieutenant

One Overseas Service Bar

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

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1st Aviation Brigade

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

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 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
191st Aviation Company (AHC)
  1968-1969, 1981, 191st Aviation Company (AHC)
 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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