David Lee BrodeurPrivate First Class
C CO, 2ND BN, 2ND INFANTRY, 1 INF DIV
Army of the United States
06 November 1946 - 05 December 1965
St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Panel 03E Line 125
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He was my brother for a short time but he is always remembered on Dec 5th and any day I think back to a time so long ago.
From his stepbrother,
I knew, sweated and trained with these guys.
Many faces and names I have forgotten over the years but I'll always remember the men of A/2/2 on Dec 5, 1965. From the barracks of Fort Devens to Vietnam, we always covered each other's backs. I'll never forget them or what they did at Bau Bang and Ap Nha Mat.
PFC Jon Minard (Ret)
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 05 Dec 1965, during Operation BUSHMASTER II, the 2/2nd Inf became heavily engaged with an estimated VC regiment. They were supported by A/2/33rd Arty and reinforced by 2/28th Infantry. During what became known as the battle of Ap Nha Mat, the US units killed 301 VC, captured many weapons, and destroyed a main camp ... but there were 39 dead and 3 missing Americans. They were
Private First Class,
Army of the United States,
is buried in Site 232, Section E,
Puerto Rico National Cemetery,
Bayamon, Puerto Rico,
among other men of courage.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 01 Apr 2007
Last updated 03/30/2008