Williams, Dennis Michael


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: I Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 30-Aug-1944

Hometown: Eastlake, Ohio

Marital status: Married to Patricia A. Williams

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 16-Apr-1968

Start of tour: 16-May-1969

Incident date: 23-Jun-1969

Date of casualty: 23-Jun-1969

Age at death: 24

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Dennis Michael Williams was killed while gunner on a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Gunner on Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) on reconnaissance in force mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SSG David Lee Nord
SP4 Richard Earl Weiss
PFC Dennis Michael Williams

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 706 935

Place of interment: Kirtland South Cemetery, Kirtland, Ohio, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 21W 004 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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