Hunsley, Dennis Roger, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1962 - 1969


First Lieutenant

Three Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hannibal, MO
Last Address
Hannibal, MO

Casualty Date
Mar 15, 1969
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Binh Duong (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Grand View Burial Park - Hannibal, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
29W 045

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
3rd Army1st Battalion, 5th Infantry25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1962-1965, 3rd Army
  1968-1969, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry/HHC
  1968-1969, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

This is to Certify that
The President of the United States of America
Takes Pride in Presenting



The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Dennis Roger Hunsley (0-5347868), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. First Lieutenant Hunsley distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 15 March 1969 as a platoon leader during a night reconnaissance-in-force operation near Cu Chi. He was in charge of his company's point element when a large North Vietnamese Army force ambushed it, killing three and wounding fifteen within minutes. Lieutenant Hunsley dismounted his armored personnel carrier, which had been hit by an enemy rocket-propelled grenade, and carried two casualties to safety. Returning to his vehicle, he found that the carrier along side it had received a direct hit and he made a third and fourth trip through the communists' fusillade carrying two more wounded men back to the medic. When a North Vietnamese automatic weapons position opened fire from the flank while he was organizing a withdrawal, he led an assault that silenced the emplacement, and then carried another casualty to the medic track. Remaining behind until his men had escaped, Lieutenant Hunsley climbed into a damaged armored personnel carrier and was driving it from the battle area when he was fatally wounded by an enemy rocket-propelled grenade. First Lieutenant Hunsley's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
General Orders1553 May 2 69

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