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Conflict Period:
Vietnam War 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Specialist Fourth Class 1
Birth:
24 Sep 1947 1
Death:
06 Mar 1968 1
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Full Name:
Dennis W Klein 1
Birth:
24 Sep 1947 1
Male 1
Death:
06 Mar 1968 1
Cause: Artillery, Rocket, Mortar 1
Age at Death: 20 1
Body Recovered: Recovered 1
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died of Wounds 1
Residence:
Hometown: Keansburg, NJ 1
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Marriage:
Marital Status: Single 1
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Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Specialist Fourth Class 1
Battalion:
588th Eng Bn 1
Company:
HHC 1
Enlistment Type:
Selective Service 1
Grade:
E4 1
Major Command:
20th Eng Bde 1
Regiment:
79th Eng Grp 1
Service:
Army 1
Specialty:
Radio Operator (ARMY) 1
Tour Start Date:
24 Apr 1967 1
Years Served:
1 1
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Religion:
Roman Catholic 1
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 1
Memorial Wall Location:
Line: 12 1
Panel: 43E 1

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Over our Heads

Huntington Beach, CA

Over our Heads-  I was a member of Bravo Co, 588th Engineer Battalion in March 1968.  Our Base camp was laid out in a rectangle with Bravo Company barracks closest to the wire. (perimeter)  Then Delta Company barracks and the furtherest from the wire was Headquarters Company. On the night of March 6, 1968, there was a mortar attack by the VC who fired few rounds.  Several rounds went over our heards and hit in the open areas and did no harm.  Or so we thought.  The helicopters lifted off in search of the VC firing positions and we came out of our bunkers.  Only then did we discover that one round hit HHC and a man was killed.  During all the mortar attacks in 1967-1968, I remember only one engineer, Specialist Klein, who was killed.

My condolences the Klein Family.

During the period Dennis served with the 588th Engineers, every man was awarded the Valorous Unit Medal and the Civil Action Medal.  I am willing to send these awards to the Klein family if you contact me.  (email address below)

Timothy Richards, Captain, CE (Ret.)

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Eugene Borowski
EBoEmail@Yahoo.com
Vietnam Buddy
Warren, MI 48088 USA
All these years.
To the friends and family of Dennis W. Klein, My name is Eugene Borowski. I was stationed in TAY NINH with Dennis and the 588 Engineer Batallion in 1968. I vividly remember the night of 6, March '68 when our base got hit by mortar rounds. I myself was wounded that night in the arm and leg. I was carried off to be hospitalized and when I returned I learned of Dennis' death. All these years Dennis' name is one of the only ones that has stuck with me. Recently my Son and I visited "The Wall" for the first time and I made sure to "visit" Dennis. I have a "scratching" of his name on paper, soon to be framed. I trully wish I could remember more about Dennis. If anyone who knew him or his family would like to e-mail me, please do. Pictures would be appreciated.
Sunday, May 08, 2005


Nancy (Kowalski) DeAndino
NancyDeAndino@aol.com
teenage friend
P.O. Box 1161
Bridgeton, NJ 08302 USA
You & Your twin brother Danny
I met Dennis when he was about 15 along with his twin brother Danny. We hung out and have fun as teenagers do. I lived in Union Beach, the summer was over and we went separate ways.I heard he was sent to Viet Nam and this saddened me. He was a nice guy and when I married and had my first son, I named him Dennis. This young man was a gentlemen, polite and it was a great loss to all that knew him. After almost 40 years, I still remember hanging out in my yard, drinking soda's and having fun. Dennis will never be forgotten. He made a sacrifice for our country as did his family. My deepest sympathy to his parents and brother and other relatives. Tuesday, October 26, 2004

  ALL GAVE SOME AND SOME GAVE ALL Posted for: DENNIS W KLEIN : Dennis you will never be forgotten
You are my buddy and always will be
I will always remember our high school days
May you always be next to god and rest in peace
Thank you brother
Posted by: Nick Marx
Email:
Relationship: We were brothers
Friday, October 4, 2002



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