Dennis Eugene JackowskiPrivate First Class
C CO, 4TH BN, 21ST INF RGT, 11 INF BDE
Army of the United States
29 June 1949 - 15 April 1970
Inwood, New York
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The database page for Dennis Eugene Jackowski
but now he's wearing Army Greens.
He got shipped off to Viet Nam,
He fought to protect you and me,
He left this country with thoughts of glory,
With his M-16 close in hand,
He fought to kill the enemy but he lost his life and all for what?
He fought to spread Democracy,
This sacrifice people didn't appreciate,
From his nephew,
Placed by a friend of his brother Kenny,
I find myself thinking of Dennis every time I think back on my experiences in Vietnam.
We grew up in the same town - Inwood. Dennis, Chris LiCurse, Jimmy Henry, Joe Capone and I were all drafted and went in the service the same day. Those first couple of weeks were tough. Dennis had the most positive attitude, and he helped me get through it. I can remember, like yesterday, standing outside during a smoke break and Dennis saying, "They got us for only two years, after that, we're free again."
We ended up in separate infantry training units when we got to Fort Polk, Louisiana - they called it 'Little Nam'. Our paths only crossed a couple of times at Fort Polk. And then I heard of his death in letters from home.
Thanks, Dennis, for your friendship! Rest in peace!
From a friend,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 15 April 1970 a mine caused secondary explosions in Claymores and mortar rounds, causing the deaths of thirteen American soldiers:
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a friend of his brother Kenny,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 3 Oct 2002
Last updated 11/13/2010