David Donald ReidSpecialist Four
C CO, 1ST BN, 35TH INFANTRY, 4 INF DIV
Army of the United States
31 January 1946 - 09 February 1968
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I am looking for anyone who may remember David and anyone who served with him in his unit/company, whatever.
He was killed on a mission in the Quang Nam Province area of South Vietnam.
From his sister-in-law,
A Note from The Virtual WallIn late 1967 and January 1968 US Army units from the southern Provinces were moved into the southern I Corps area, which in turn allowed the Marines to move forces north into Quang Tri and Thua Thien Provinces. Although the troop movements were a reaction to intelligence reports which forecast increased NVA activity in those Provinces, particularly around Khe Sanh, no-one expected what arrived at the end of January 1968: the Tet Offensive, an all-out NVA/VC attack on South Vietnam's cities.
The 4th Infantry Division's 3rd Brigade moved north in response to the NVA/VC attacks, and its maneuver battalions soon were engaged. On 09 Feb the 1st Bn, 35th Infantry found itself in a bitter fight on Goi No Island, an inland island bounded by rivers. The area was located just a few miles southwest of Danang, and Goi No had proven itself to be both a hotbed of NVA/VC activity and a difficult problem. 1/35 was inserted in order to locate and destroy enemy elements which could be brought to bear on the Danang area. The 09 Feb fight, which took place at Cam Lau Nam hamlet, about 7 kilometers southwest of Dien Ban, was costly to both sides, with 18 US soldiers killed in action and 3 more dying of wounds received there. The 21 Americans were
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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 17 May 2008
Last updated 05/29/2008