Steve Spencer DeNikeSpecialist Four
B TRP, 3RD SQD, 17TH AIR CAV, 1 AVN BDE
Army of the United States
14 February 1951 - 30 December 1970
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The database page for Steve Spencer DeNike
Two brothers... one place.... the wrong time.
You took my place on that mission.... the last mission for you.
From his brother,
I was in Basic Training with Steve DeNike.
He was a model soldier, very young, but disciplined and he had energy and a passion for the Army.
Learning of his death when I was in Nha Trang, serving as a medic in the 575th Medical Detachment, I was saddened immensely. Yes, Steve was young at his death, but he was a man. In my mind, I always picture him with his M-14 Basic Training rifle at port arms and with his helmet liner on. A portrait of a real soldier.
From a Basic Combat Training buddy,
A Note from The Virtual WallThree men of B Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Air Cav, died in the crash of their OH-58A (tail number 68-16964):
The point-of-contact for this memorial is|
Donald L. DeNike
8009 Austin Drive, Troy, Illinois 62294
13 Nov 2002
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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
Last updated 05/24/2004