Klimpke, Dennis Lee, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Specialist 4


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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Colby
Last Address
Colby

Casualty Date
Apr 15, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Binh Duong (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
50E 005

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25th Infantry Division


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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment
  1968-1968, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Last Name KLIMPKE
Given Names DENNIS LEE

Date of Birth 19461017 10/17/1946
Service A Army
Component Y Selective Service
Rank SP4 Specialist Fourth Class
Grade and posthumous promotion E4
Service Occupation 11B20 Light Weapons Infantry (ARMY)
Actual Date of Casualty 19680415 04/15/1968
Actual Date of Death 19680415 04/15/1968
Tour Date 680118 01/18/1968
Posthumous decoration
Casualty Type A1 Hostile, Died
Reason E Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Air no Air 7 Ground Casualty
Body Recovered
Country VS South Vietnam
Province 23 Binh Duong
Casualty Location
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B/2/27th Inf Rgt, 25th Inf Div
Major command, eg division or brigade 25th Inf Div
Company/battery/troop or similar level unit B Co
Battalion or similar level unit 2nd Bn
Regiment, ROAD 27th Infantry

Home of Record City COLBY
Home of Record State Code Wisconsin

Panel 50E
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DENNIS LEE KLIMPKE
Army - SP4 - E4
Age: 21
Race: Caucasian
Sex: Male
Date of Birth Oct 17, 1946
From: COLBY, WI
Religion: LUTHERAN & MISSOURI SYNOD
Marital Status: Single
SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service
25th Infantry Division

Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Jan 18, 1968
Casualty was on Apr 15, 1968
In BINH DUONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR
Body was recovered
   
Comments/Citation
  A Hero Remembered
Posted for: DENNIS LEE KLIMPKE:
 
Dennis,
This year my 8th grade students have begun work on a project to put faces with the names of each of the 1159 men from the state of Wisconsin who are listed on "The Wall." It is our hope that through your picture your legacy will live forever.
Thank you for your service to your country and for your sacrifice.
You are not forgotten.
Photo courtesy of Clem and Mary Klimpke (Brother and Sister-In-Law)
Posted by: Bryce Kelley (8th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Medford, WI)
Email:
Relationship:
Thursday, November 15, 2007

  40 years ago
Posted for: DENNIS LEE KLIMPKE:
It was 40 years ago today, that Dennis, a member of my platoon, was killed by an RPG along the canal in Viet Nam. That day will never be forgotten by me, the memory seems like yesterday.
Posted by: Sgt Todd
Email:
jerryltodd@yahoo.com
Relationship: We served together
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
  We Remember
Posted for: DENNIS LEE KLIMPKE:
Dennis is buried at Pine Hill Cemetery in Curtiss, Wis. PH
Posted by: Robert Sage
Email:
rsage@austin.rr.com
Relationship:
Monday, December 21, 2009




Gary Francis
glfrancis@yahoo.com
Served with him, was with him, when, he was killed
907, Old Settler Trail, Show Low, Az., 85901, USA
I miss you, Dennis
I was right behind Dennis when he was hit and I was one of the first to reach him. He was a good friend and one hell of a M-79 man. I just wish I had been able to help him. God bless and keep his soul. Gary L. Francis, MSG., USAR, Retired
Friday, November 12, 1999

   
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