TELLIER, DENNIS ANDREW
|Name: Dennis Andrew Tellier
Branch/Rank: UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS/E3
Date of Birth: 19 March 1950
Home City of Record: WOONSOCKET RI
Date of Loss: 19-June-69
Country of Loss: SOUTH VIETNAM
Loss Coordinates: 165400 North 1071200 East
Status (in 1973):
Other Personnel in Incident:
Prisoners lined up for release on 27 March 1973 at the airport. Marines pictured among the 27 returnees freed that day were Sgt Jose J. Anzaldua, fourth from the left, and Sgt Dennis A. Tellier, second from the right. The bus was camouflaged as a defense against air attack. (DoD USMC)
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File. 2018
REMARKS: 730327 RELEASED BY PRG
No further information available at this time.
his wife reside in Rhode Island.
...TELLIER, Sgt. Dennis A., Marines, not named in previous lists....
POW HONORED HON. FERNAND J. ST GERMAIN OF RHODE :ISLAND IN THE HOUSE
POWs: a special brotherhood
...'You have to remember, these people have been watched and scrutinized for a whole year. What they're going to want is privacy, some time to be alone with their families and friends,' said Dennis A. Tellier, 30, of Woonsocket, R.I., who was held nearly four years by the Viet Cong after his capture, at age 19, as a Marine sergeant. Often bound by ropes and chains in solitary confinement, Tellier now is an insurance examiner working on his master's degree....
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