Mark Alan Hensley

Army of the United States
14 December 1949 - 19 September 1970
Great Falls, Montana
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Silver Star

Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign


The database page for Mark Alan Hensley

12 Oct 2004

Dear Brother,

This is the letter I never wrote you while you were in Vietnam.

How are things going for you now? Are your days now filled with laughter again, like when we were young? As a 12 year old I was busy with my own world - just starting Junior High and all of my older brothers leaving all at once. Was a lot for someone so young and tender. I remember the day as if it was yesterday.

Home from school already. My friends and I were hanging out. There was a knock at the door. There stood two soldiers, wanting to talk to Dad. Because Guy was home on leave I joked that he was A.W.O.L. They said they'd be back.

I continued with my friends, not thinking any more about the soldiers. We went horseback riding. You know it was one of my favorite pasttimes. It was a warm September afternoon. I was coming home when here comes Julie running as fast as she can to tell me the most horrifying news I have ever had to deal with.

Mark, I miss you every day. The only regret I have in life is I never wrote you while you were alive.

I Love You.

Your Littlest Sister, Sheila

A Note from The Virtual Wall

B Company, 1/503rd Infantry, lost three men on 19 September 1970:
  • SGT Roger D. Overweg, Zeeland, MI (Dist Svc Cross)
  • CPL Mark A. Hensley, Great Falls, MT (Silver Star)
  • CPL Thomas A. Shipe, Venetia, PA (Silver Star)

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his baby sister,
Sheila Hensley-Hess
12 Oct 2004

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