Ronald Warren Duckett RWD

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Ronald Warren Duckett RWD - CHRISTOPHER J. DEAN JR. Young Graduate Of...
CHRISTOPHER J. DEAN JR. Young Graduate Of Dunbar High Dies in Viet Nam Victim Had Been In Embattled Nation Just Thirteen Days Thirteen days after he landed in South Viet Nam with the 25th Infantry Division, PF'C Chris topher J. Dean Jr., 23, of Fort Myers was killed in action against the Viet Cong. His family was notified Thur day, by telegram and in person, that Dean "died in Viet Nam 11 May 1966 of mine fragment wounds received while on an operation against a hostile force."! An Army major and a sergeant from Sarasota delivered the death message, said Miss Joyce Dean, a sister, who lives at 2946 St. Charles Ave. She is a teacher at Dunbar Senior High School. 'Too Young to Die' Ironically, on the same day, that Christopher died, Joyce received a letter saying: "Don't worry about me because I'm taking good care of 1 myself. Anyway, I think that Ij am too young to die. Don't you agree?" I T"U ..l,i:.,.. -in'n 1 .rami); mjiiiii-i , rt i;mn tilriu-, uate of Dunbar High, apparently wrote that in jest. After ; sentence was me worn amiie, enclosed in paremneses, Font Soldier The Army did not inform Dean's family where he received his fatal wounds. He was a foot soldier in Co. C, 2nd Battalion of the 14th Infantry Regiment of the 25th Division. He had been in the Army since last Septem ber, and was home in Novem- ber after completing basic train jng at Fort Gordon Ga Dean is the fourth soldier with a Fort Myers connection to be killed in South Viet Nam. The others were SP4 E. M. Schultz III, Capt. William L. Johnson and Pvt. Ronald W. Duckett. Two others have been wounded. Dean is survived by his father, Christopher Dean Sr. of 3109 St. ri i a . i - """1' K.m.upan-ms, ivir. and Mrs. Kooert Uwens of ':ixt Lincoln Blvd.; another sister, Janice Dean of 3209 St. Avo iinrl fhrn,.rfi Tnmmui R., Ronald O. and Donald L. Dean. The Army did not family immediately about the disposition of the body. inform

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  1. News-Press,
  2. 13 May 1966, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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