The database page for David John Eckenrode
Fondly remembering happy days together as Marine Options in the NROTC Unit at the University of Virginia.
Thank you for all you did for all of us.
Dave was not only a leader in the Marine Corps but also a leader in our Fraternity serving as President of Phi Kappa Psi at the University of Virginia. Dave and I shared another common bond. Dave lived in Bellefonte and my father's family was from Bellefonte.
I can remember the shock when I learned of Dave's death. In 1969 I carried his name and a candle in an event in Washington D.C. honoring fallen brothers in the Vietnam War. I visited Saigon in 2003 and thought of Dave and how much I miss him.
From a friend and fraternity brother,
A Note from The Virtual WallAccording to the 7th Engineers S-1 log for July 1968 2ndLt Eckenrode died when he tripped a boobytrap made from a 105mm artillery shell near Hoi An, Quang Nam Province.
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a fellow member of the NROTC Unit, University of Virginia,
William C. Ager
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 24 May 2005
Last updated 11/19/2006