Dennis Anthony Greeley

Private First Class
Army of the United States
17 July 1947 - 28 November 1969
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Dennis Anthony Greeley

29 May 2006

Dennis was one of my best friends growing up in Swissvale, just outside of Pittsburgh. He worked at Westinghouse, and was sole support of his mother. He never should have been drafted and tried to get help from our local congressmen. They told him to report to boot camp and they would take care of it. They didn't. AIT, same story. When he got orders for Nam, they said just report to the west coast, they would take care of it. They didn't. They said just report to Viet Nam and they would take care of it. He came home a few weeks later in a closed casket.

Dennis was a kind and gentle human being who never wanted to hurt anyone. I guess God took him before he was forced to do so. He is still greatly missed and remembered as a true hero who gave all.

From a good friend,
Michael Martin (PRO)
3565 Ligonier Road, Spring Hill, Fl. 34608

01 Jun 2007

Denny Greeley is my hero even at my age of 50 years old. I am his proud nephew and miss him each and every day and wonder why God took him so young. He is now with his beloved mother, my beautiful Grandmother, and they are smiling down upon us from heaven. I can't help but wonder what he would be doing with his life now at the age of almost 61 years old. I know he would have been part of my life and I would still need his approval. Although he is in heaven he lives still deeply inside of me. It makes me feel good I can remember all the good times we had and how he shaped my life. I can still see his face looking at me so clearly with that grin he would have and its like he never left me. He gave his life for me and all of us and for that I will never let anyone forget. Memorial Day is a great time to remember our fallen hero but it should not be the only time. I miss you, my hero and friend!

Jim Lombardi Jr

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Four men from B Company, 2/7th Cavalry, were killed in action on 28 Nov 1969:
  • 2LT Robert W. Donahue, West Chester, PA;
  • CPL Carl E. Dean, Chicago, IL;
  • PFC Dennis A. Greeley, Pittsburgh, PA; and
  • PFC Kenneth R. Kiener, Woodside, NY.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a good friend,
Michael Martin (PRO)
3565 Ligonier Road, Spring Hill, Fl. 34608

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 29 May 2006
Last updated 12/17/2007