Denzil Dal PettitPrivate First Class
RECON PLT, HHC, 2ND BN, 35TH INF RGT, 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
07 January 1945 - 02 August 1966
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The database page for Denzil Dal Pettit
Gone but not forgotten!by a friend,
I am Jess Vasquez from Colton, California. I am a classmate and friend of Denzil Pettit.
We have several other boys from Colton that were lost in the war. For being such a small town, about 25,000 at the time, we lost quite a few. I can immediately recall five of my friends with Denzil among them. We have a small monument in our municipal park to honor them. God only knows how much I would rather have them here with us rather than that bronze plaque. May the Lord give them their rest and salvation.
A note from The Virtual Wall
Thirteen men who entered the service from Colton and four from Bloomington died in Vietnam:
I'm sorry for his family members that lost him. I am a 9th grader at Lake Stevens High School and I am doing a project on this soldier! Thank you very much!!!!
A Note from The Virtual WallThe men of 2nd Bn, 35th Infantry, were heavily engaged on 02 Aug 1966. Nine men died in the fighting; Staff Sergeant Thomas Dean was wounded in the action, contracted hepititis while hospitalized, and died from the disease on 06 Oct 1966. The ten men were
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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