Dennis Evans Milliard

Company C 1/22 Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 11/13/69





MOS: 11B40: Infantryman

Grade at loss: E5
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Note: Posthumous Promotion as indicated


Dennis Milliard was killed in action during an engagement with hostile forces at grid reference BR810100,
approximately 4 kilometers north/northwest of Van Canh airfield.




SSG Dennis E. Millard's decorations





He was my cousin. I was 5 when he was killed. My late mom was his God mother.
I remember when my uncles came to tell my mother like it was yesterday.
He's buried in St Anne's Cemetary, Cranston RI. He attended/ graduated from Warwick Veteran's Memorial High School, Warwick, RI

There's an evergreen that's planted on the grounds of a Warwick Fire Department station on West Shore Rd in Warwick
that was dedicated to him and those killed. I remember attending that ceremony when I was a young boy.

Many members of our family have served our Country before and since. It's a tremendous honor. I retired after serving
almost 26 years on active duty and in the Army Reserves.

One of my most memorable moments was being in "Building 4" of the Infantry School at Ft Benning, Ga.
I was there for 16 weeks of training and spent many, many hours in that building. There was a glassed in section
in the main foyer with 5 large red books. One day the glass doors were open. The books were the honor role
of those who had made the ultimate sacrifice. I had seen Dennis' name on the wall before and it hadn't moved me
like I thought it would. When I saw his name in that big red book, it brought it all home to me.
It was like his spirit had washed over my body. It was quite a special moment- I remember it to this day some 25 years later.

-Bill O'Donnell





Saint Anns Cemetery
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA


Grave marker for Dennis E. Milliard










Top photo from the 1967 yearbook of the Warwick Veterans Memorial High School
courtesy of:

Jean Kanaczet
Library Clerk
Warwick Veterans Memorial High School











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