Dennis Frederick Grace

First Lieutenant
HML-367, MAG-16, 1ST MAW
United States Marine Corps
14 March 1943 - 11 March 1970
Niagara Falls, NY
Panel 13W Line 111

AH-1 Cobra

Naval Aviator

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Dennis F Grace

The database page for Dennis Frederick Grace

1stLt Dennis Frederick Grace was flying as copilot for Major Jim Rider on 11 March 1970. Their AH-1G lost its 90 degree gear box and tail rotor assembly causing the aircraft to crash. Major Rider was severely injured and 1stLt Grace killed.

Lt. Grace always had a face full of smile. He will forever be remembered for the dog tag he wore to his dying day in his boot lace that said

"If you are the one that recovers my body, F*** you, you live sonofabitch"
He had a great sense of humor and I still think of him often. The photo is from my HML-367 / 1970 cruise book.

by his comrades-in-arms from the
USMC/Vietnam Helicopter Association

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a fellow Marine,
George T. Curtis
MGySgt, USMC (Ret) 

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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 01/28/2003