Dean Edward Armstrong

Gunnery Sergeant
United States Marine Corps
04 February 1931 - 13 May 1967
Atoka, Oklahoma
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Dean E. Armstrong

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Dean Edward Armstrong

08 Jul 2003

Your brothers in arms from K Company, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines remember your service and honor you. You were our new Company Gunny who was on a second tour in Vietnam. You could have exercised the option to serve in a support unit for your second tour but decided to remain with us. Now you are one of our departed heroes. We who served with you during Operation Union I are honored to have known you; we will hold you in our hearts and minds forever. Semper Fidelis, Marine!

The members of K/3/5
c/o Ron McCarville

16 Jan 2004

GySgt Armstrong was my Senior Drill Instructor in Platoon 213, San Diego Calif, in Feb 1963.

I will never forget him, may he rest in peace.

Frank Garcia
5421 Fresno Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78411

19 Feb 2004

This man is my grandpa, although I never met him his memory will stay with me forever. I am going to join the Marine Corps, as soon as I finish High School. God Bless all those brave men and women that went away to fight. God Bless America. God Bless the Marine Corps. Semper Fi. If anybody has any information about GySgt Dean E. Armstrong please email it to .

From his Grandson,
Ryan Mathers

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Kilo 3/5 Marines lost at least three men on 13 May 1967:
  • GySgt Dean E. Armstrong, Atoka, OK
  • LCpl Byron A. Kielley, Seattle, WA
  • LCpl Julio V. Morales, Philadelphia, PA
Gunnery Sergeant Armstrong entered the Marines in 1950/51 and no doubt served in the Korean War. At one time he served aboard USS JUNEAU (LPD-10) and is remembered by his shipmates from that tour. Regretably The Virtual Wall does not have a listing of GySgt Armstrong's decorations and can display only the four we know he received for his service in Vietnam.

Dean Edward Armstrong,
Gunnery Sergeant, United States Marine Corps,
was buried on 24 Mar 1967 in Plot P-0-1556,
Fort Logan National Cemetery,
Denver, Colorado,
among other men of courage and integrity.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a fellow Marine,
J. C. Gracida 
8 Jul 2003

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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