DENNIS W BAXTER

DENNIS W BAXTER - PFC

  • HOMETOWN:
  • summit
  • COUNTY:
  • Union
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • May 18, 1947
  • DATE OF CASUALTY:
  • January 26, 1967
  • BRANCH OF SERVICE:
  • Marines
  • RANK:
  • PFC
  • STATUS:
  • KIA
  • COUNTRY:
  • South Vietnam

Biography


Dennis W. Baxter was born on May 18, 1947. His home of record is Summit, NJ.
Dennis graduated Elkins High School in Elkins, WV, in 1965. He enjoyed baseball, softball and football.

Baxter served in the US Marine Corps and attained the rank of Private First Class (PFC). He was assigned to Hotel Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.

Baxter was killed in action on January 26, 1967. He is buried in Little Arlington Cemetery in Elkins, WV. He was posthumously awarded the following medals: the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Vietnam Service, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, the National Defense Service, and the Vietnamese Civic Action Medal.

Sources: Richard Ware (friend) and NJVVMF, Photo from VVMF.


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