David Donald Reid

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
31 January 1946 - 09 February 1968
Austell, Georgia
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Combat Infantry

Bronze Star (Merit), Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for David Donald Reid

17 May 2008

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,
Melony Reid

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In 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

  • C Trp, 1st Sqdn, 10th Cavalry
    • SP4 Jose G. Cortez, Corpus Christi, TX (Bronze Star "V")

  • A Co, 1st Bn, 35th Infantry
  • B Co, 1st Bn, 35th Infantry
    • PFC Stanley M. Jamrock, Rochester, NY (DoW 02/15/1968)
    • PFC Richard Perez, Morgan Hill, CA
    • PFC Lucien Robinson, Johns Island, SC (DoW 02/21/1968)

  • C Co, 1st Bn, 35th Infantry
    • 2LT Jerry A. Novakovich, Concord, CA
    • SGT Russell W. Krill, San Jose, CA
    • SGT Lonnie G. Le Bombarb, Lawrence, KS
    • SP4 Mark S. Kaye, Studio City, CA
    • SP4 David D. Reid, Austell, GA
    • PFC William E. Anderson, Lancaster, OH
    • PFC Thomas A. Backy, Festus, MO
    • PFC Salvador M. Banaga, Holtville, CA
    • PFC Steven E. Clark, Noblesville, IN
    • PFC William J. Goldberg, Miami, FL
    • PFC Albert J. Mitchell, Evanston, IL (DoW 03/06/1968)
    • PFC Ronald E. Rohrkaste, Edwardsville, IL
    • PFC Robert L. Sharpless, Santa Rosa, CA
    • PFC Harold D. Stokes, Gary, IN

  • HHC, 1st Bn, 35th Infantry
    • SP4 William D. Wyant, Colona, IL
They are remembered by their fellow soldiers of the

35th Infantry

Photo courtesy of the 35th Infantry Assn

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his sister-in-law,
Melony Reid

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With all respect
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