TELLIER, DENNIS ANDREW

Name: Dennis Andrew Tellier
Branch/Rank: UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS/E3
Unit:
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):
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Water
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno:

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)

 


The Ride Home, Sept 2018

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

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Dennis and his wife reside in Rhode Island.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1973/01/28/archives/hanoi-lists-of-pows-are-made-public-by-us-2-diplomats-listed.html

...TELLIER, Sgt. Dennis A., Marines, not named in previous lists....

https://www.loc.gov/item/powmia/pw028334/

MANUSCRIPT/MIXED MATERIAL
NVN
: DIA MISCELLANEOUS/Debriefings for Twenty PWs Returned by Hanoi to U.S. Control During Operation Homecoming

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/GPO-CRECB-1973-pt15/pdf/GPO-CRECB-1973-pt15-5-3.pdf

 

POW HONORED HON. FERNAND J. ST GERMAIN OF RHODE :ISLAND IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Wednesday, June 13, 1973
Mr. STGERMAIN.
Mr. Speaker, at a Memorial Day dinner the people of Woonsocket, R.I., honored Marine Sgt. Dennis A. Tellier, former prisoner of war. It was a happy occasion and an opportunity for the citizens of our community to pay tribute to a man that we are proud of and regard as an inspiration. I would like to include here for the benefit of my colleagues the text of the keynote speech of the evening delivered by Brig. Gen. Edwin H. Simmons, USMC. It is a straight-forward talk about the Vietnam war-an unvarnished account that faces the grim costs in American lives and heartbreak. It does not justify the war or argue its merits, but it does defend and honor those Americans who fought in Vietnam. ...

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1981/01/16/POWs-a-special-brotherhood/6885348469200/
 

POWs: a special brotherhood

By DONALD A. DAVIS, United Press International  |  Jan. 16, 1981

...'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....

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/27996 - POW Medal
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