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First Name: Dennis

Last Name: Hughes

Birthplace: Herrin, IL, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Herrin, IL
Middle Name: Fox

Date of Birth: 11 November 1947

Date of Death: 10 April 1968

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served: 1967 - 1968
Dennis Fox Hughes

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Dennis Fox Hughes
Private First Class, U.S. Army

Dennis Fox Hughes was born on 11 November 1947 in Herrin, IL, the son of John Cecil and Ann Abernathy Hughes. His father was a Colonel in the U.S. Army [Honoree Record ID 309899] and a two-time recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross in Korea.

On 10 April 1968, Private First Class Dennis Fox Hughes was serving with Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade, in Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, PFC Hughes died of Non-Hostile, Other Causes. His body was recovered.

Medals, Awards and Badges

National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Parachutist Badge


The name Dennis F Hughes is located on Panel 49E Line 11 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.


Private First Class Dennis Fox Hughes is buried at Herrin City Cemetery in Herrin, Williamson County, IL.

Honoree ID: 254836   Created by: MHOH




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