Dennis Michael Poteat

Military Data
Length Service 06
Unit C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry, 9th Infantry Division, USARV

Casualty Data
Start Tour 1 December 1967
Incident Date 30 March 1968
Casualty Date  30 March 1968
Age at Loss 25
Location , South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Identified 06031968
Casualty Type Hostile, died while missing
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Burns

Vietnam Wall Panel 47E Line 017

McDowell County
North Carolina, USA
Quang Tri, Vietnam

SSG Dennis Michael Poteat, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Marion, North Carolina.

Staff Sergeant Dennis Michael Poteat was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SSG Poteat served our country until March 30th, 1968 in Quang Tri, South viet. He was 25 years old and was married. It was reported that Dennis died from burns during Operation Jeb Stuart, near Binh An, in the vicinity of Cua Vietnam River Mouth. His body was recovered. Dennis was born on May 28th, 1942 in Marion, North Carolina. SSG Poteat is on panel 47E, line 017 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 6 years.

First phase of Task Force Kilo begins. Gio Linh, Quang Tri Province, I Corps. Task Force Kilo launches diversionary attack along Gio Linh coastal plain to divert attention away from Ca Lu where 1st Cavalry Division and 1st Marines are staging for Operation PEGASUS. Task Force Kilo, made up of the 2nd Battalion, 1st ARVN Regiment pushes north from Kong Ha on a search and destroy sweep through the Gio Lenh Coastal Plain between the Cua Vietnam River and the DMZ. Task Force Kilo confirms 150 NVA KIAs the first day of the operation.

He served with Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division,Old Reliables, USARV.

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA

Photo is courtesy of His Niece, Lisa Buchanan.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 28 May 1942
  • Date of death: 30 March 1968
  • County: Bradley
  • Hometown: Marion, North Carolina
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 5th Cavalry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Bronze Star with V device, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Good Conduct Medals
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXII, Top Panel
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