Dennis Garland – Staff Sergeant, United States Army

Full Name: DENNIS GARLAND

Date of Birth: 1/27/1939
Date of Casualty: 10/8/1966
Home of Record: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
Branch of Service: ARMY
Rank: SSGT
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
Casualty Province: PR & MR UNKNOWN


Dennis Garland
21st Street, North Philadelphia

The 27-year-old Staff Sergeant joined the Army in 1962 and served in Korea before being assigned to Company C of the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, in Vietnam in October 1965. His military jobs included clerk, assistant platoon sergeant, squad leader and fire team leader. He had attended Murrell Dobbins Vocational High School and worked for a dress manufacturer before beginning his military career. Garland died on October 8, 1966. He was survived by his parents, six brothers and a sister.


Staff Sergeant Dennis Garland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Garland, of 3641 North 21st Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylania.

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Sergeant Garland, 26, wrote home just days before his death that he didn't think he would make it. “Too many are dying here,” wrote the career soldier with the 27th Infantry, 25th Division.

Garland was due to return to the States for Christmas. He died of a rifle wound October 8, 1966. Wounded in battle on two other occasions, he was the recipient of two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star and an Infantry Badge. He is survived by his parents, six brothers and a sister.


GARLAND, DENNIS

  • SSG USA
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 01/27/1939
  • DATE OF DEATH: 10/08/1966
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 53  SITE 3253
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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