David Orville KampCorporal
L CO, 3RD BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
18 December 1947 - 19 March 1997
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The database page for David Orville Kamp
3rd Battalion, 1st Marines
and their memorial to
In remembrance of a man I knew from grade school through high school, and whose friendship I enjoyed.
Let the generations know that men and women in uniform guaranteed their freedom at any cost. For every drop of blood that was shed, countless tears were shed. I will never forget your sacrifice, my friend, and know my freedom was NOT free.
The sponsor of this addendum wishes to remain anonymous.
Hey Kamp -
It's been about four years now since you left us. Lee and I had a chance to visit your Mom just before God sent her to you. Before we know it, Lee and I will be there with you and your Mom.
I left the root beer at the Wall on Memorial Day 2000 but I'll bring the ice cream when I come again.
Richard C. Anderson, 21 Sep 01,
Friend and platoon leader
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A Note from The Virtual WallWhen Battalion Landing Team 3/1, built around the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, landed at Than Tham Khe during Operation Badgertooth they ran into a buzz-saw. At day's end on 27 Dec 1967, BLT 3/1 had lost 49 men, most of them from Lima Company:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 29 Mar 2001
Last updated 01/13/2012