Images are courtesy of Phyllis J. Hunsley (widow) And Merna Gill (sister)
1LT - O2 - Army - Reserve
22 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jun 18, 1946
From HANNIBAL, MISSOURI
Length of service 2 years.
His tour of duty began on Oct 20, 1968
Casualty was on Mar 15, 1969
in BINH DUONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered
Panel 29W - - Line 45
More information on March 15th, 1969
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
2 May 1969
1. TC 320. The following AWARD is announced posthumously.
HUNSLEY, DENNIS R FIRST LIEUTENANT INFANTRY
Hunsley, Dennis R.
Reason: For gallantry in action: Lieutenant Hunsley distinguished himself by heroic actions on 8 December 1968, while serving Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry in the Republic of Vietnam. While in a night laager position Company C came under intense enemy fire. When Lieutenant Hunsley observed an enemy rocket propelled grenade crew preparing to destroy sever vehicles, he secured a 90mm recoilless rifle and neutralized the hostile insurgents. Lieutenant Hunsley then aided in the evacuation of the wounded, even thought the area was being heavily mortared. His valorous actions contributed immeasurably to the thwarting of the enemy force and the success of the mission. Lieutenant Hunsley's personal Bravery, aggressiveness, and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.