David Anthony GentryCorporal
C CO, 2ND BN, 327TH INFANTRY, 101 ABN DIV
Army of the United States
21 December 1945 - 29 September 1967
Knox City, Texas
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The database page for David Anthony Gentry
"Not for fame or reward,
A memorial initiated by his sister,
APO San Francisco
16 October 1967
1. TC 320. The following AWARD is announced posthumously.
GENTRY, DAVID A. RA 18 767 298 PRIVATE FIRST CLASS
FOR THE COMMANDER:
ROBERT H. MUSSER
By direction of the President
THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL
is presented posthumously to
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS E3 DAVID A. GENTRY RA18767298
For distinguishing himself by outstanding meritorious service in connection with ground operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam during the period 25 May 1967 to 29 September 1967. Through his untiring efforts and professional ability, he has consistently obtained outstanding results. He was quick to grasp the implications of new problems with which he was faced as a result of the ever changing situations inherent in a counter-insurgency operation and to find ways and means to solve those problems. The energetic application of his extensive knowledge has materially contributed to the efforts of the United States mission to the Republic of Vietnam to assist that country in ridding itself of the Communist threat to its freedom. His initiative, zeal, sound judgment and devotion to duty have been in the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon him and on the military service.
I was a close friend of David's.
I would like to hear from his brother, Jack Gentry, and
I have some unanswered questions that still trouble me today.
I'm looking for anyone who served with my brother, David.
From his brother,
23 Feb 2007
Please contact me if you served with my brother in Vietnam. I was small when he died and would like to know more about his service in Vietnam.
From his brother,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 29 September 1967 elements of 2nd Bn, 327th Infantry and 2nd Bn, 502nd Infantry encircled an NVA unit at Hiep Duc City in Quang Tin Province. Fifteen US soldiers were killed in the ensuing fight:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 22 Nov 2001
Last updated 07/29/2007