Joseph Henry Denig

First Lieutenant
Army of the United States
05 August 1946 - 20 August 1970
Mansfield, Ohio
Panel 08W Line 125

Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Joseph Henry Denig

28 May 2004

Joe was one of the nicest persons I have ever known. Joe and I were in the same platoon in Infantry OCS 20-69 at Ft. Benning. During our six months training I cannot remember a time that Joe was ever cross, angry, or in a bad mood. He was always supportive, helpful, and encouraging to all. After graduation Joe was assigned to 3rd US Infantry (The Old Guard), Military District of Washington, and I was assigned to Ft. Polk. Our paths crossed again as we arrived in RVN at the same time along with several other OCS classmates. We all were being assigned to MACV to be on Mobile Advisory Teams (MAT teams). Memorial Day is a reflective time for me. I think of Joe and other classmates who did not return from Vietnam and am saddened by their loss. I'm from Texas and as would fate would have it I married a girl from Ohio. On a trip to Ohio we were passing through Mansfield (1990?) and stopped at the courthouse to see if there was a memorial to Joe or others from Mansfield who did not return from RVN. Didn't find one. Joe, I think of you often. I know you are in Heaven.

From a comrade-in-arms,
Michael Latimer
3032 Rice Rd. Riesel, Tx 76682

06 Mar 2006

This was my first cousin, he was so nice while we were growing up. He will always be remembered for his laughter and fun personality.

He was a brave man who served his country well. His family always talks and laughs about the good times when we were young. My brothers and him played in our back yard and rolling down the hill. The love of a man who gave his life for freedom will never be forgotten.

Love, Linda Wentz-Wise
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On 20 August 1970 a OH-58A (tail number 68-16824) of the 56th Transportation Company was tasked with making a Landing Zone pick-up and then conducting a reconnaissance mission. The aircraft landed, 1Lt Denig boarded, and the aircraft began lift-off. As it passed through 150 feet it was hit by enemy fire and crashed. The three crewmen were wounded in the incident; Lieutenant Denig was killed.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a comrade-in-arms,
Michael Latimer
3032 Rice Rd. Riesel, Tx 76682
28 May 2004

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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