Nicholas J. Denis entered service with the United States Marine Corps on 25 June 1942, during World War II. During the way he served as a PlatoonLeader at Peleieu, Okinawa, Guadalcanal, New Britain and in North China.
Following the war he served as Commanding Officer of the Marine Corps Engineer School at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He then served with the 3rd Marine Division and in Vietnam as Commander of the 3rd Engineer Battalion.
During his career, Colonel Dennis received 23 individual awards and theater service ribbions, among them the Silver Star Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal.
Colonel Dennis retired from the Marine Corps on 31 August 1969 and died on 29 January 2004.
Colonel Dennis was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
DENNIS, NICHOLAS J
COL US MARINE CORPS
WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/21/1920
DATE OF DEATH: 01/29/2004
BURIED AT: SECTION 68 SITE 871
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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