David Allen DittmerSergeant
3RD SQDN, 5TH ARM CAV RGT, 9 INF DIV
Army Of The United States
05 December 1949 - 18 April 1969
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To my brother in arms,Your sacrifice for your country and freedom is honored and remembered by the 3rd Squadron, Fifth Armored Cavalry Regiment as well as the American people. The fact that you gave your life for a cause you believed in will serve as a reminder to the world that war is terrible and should always be a last resort to preserve the freedom and right to unrestricted life that exists for every American.
This Wall of names, memorializing our fallen brothers, fathers, sisters and mothers, friends, co-workers, neighbors, acquaintances and others, stands as a monument to your deeds of heroism.
You cannot and will never be forgotten ...
9TH INFANTRY DIVISION
The 3rd/5th Cavalry was dismounted in February, 1943, and re-organized under Infantry Tables of Organization and Equipment. It was re-organized wholly as Infantry in July, 1945, but retained its Cavalry designation. After Korea, the 3rd/5th Cavalry was de-activated in 1958. In 1966, it was activated for duty with the 9th Infantry Division "Old Reliables". Upon arrival, the Black Knights joined in the Division's first major contact of the war -- Operation Colby in 1967.
Medics on the Wall
memorial which lists 1,342 Army medics who died in Vietnam.
A memorial from his Brother-in-Arms,|
14 May 2001
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)