David Eugene DeWittSpecialist Four
RECON PLT, HHC, 4TH BN, 23RD INF RGT, 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
06 June 1947 - 25 March 1968
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The database page for David Eugene DeWitt
Dave was a key member of the platoon, well liked by all.
The photo and following article is taken from Daily Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster, PA, on March 29, 1968:
27 May 2005
This article appeared in the Daily Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA) on 22 March 1969:
From a native Philadelphian and Marine,
Aloha from Hawaii. My deepest sympathy, so many years later, to the family of a brave fellow soldier. I am a Lancaster native; an Army soldier, serving both as an enlisted man (staff sergeant) and an officer (captain); and Vietnam veteran (1966-67 and 1970).
Though it comes many years later, it was just this evening that I felt that I needed to check my computer for Vietnam Veterans from Lancaster. Still, after all these years I still feel the sadness and anguish of witnessing the heroic end of many of my friends and fellow soldiers. I still cry in the dark, and though I never knew David personally, I know him as a brother. Please know that he will never be forgotten, and for millions of us (some belatedly) he will always be recognized as a hero even though our return home was not what we deserved. God Bless David, he is my brother, and I am privileged to honor him today.
From a fellow soldier and Vietnam vet,
A Note from The Virtual WallThe 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry, lost 11 men in an action near Tran Bang, Hau Nghia Province, on 25 March 1968:
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James Mallard and Joel Johnson
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Last updated 06/11/2005