Dempsey, Gary L

Gary L. Dempsey was born on November 15, 1948 in New Castle County, Delaware. 

Gary was a platoon leader in Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment. He started his tour September 13, 1969.

Second Lieutenant Gary L. Dempsey was killed on January 1, 1970, while on a combat operation in Binh Dinh Province.

Gary is buried at Union Hill Cemetery in Kennett Square.

Gary received the follow commendations:

  • Combat Infantryman Badge 
  • Purple Heart 
  • National Defense Service Ribbon 
  • Viet Nam Service Ribbon
  • Viet Nam Campaign Ribbon
  • Rifle and Pistol Qualification – Expert
  • Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry – Unit Award
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