David Leroy SimmonsSergeant
1ST PLT, A CO, 5TH TANK BN, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
16 August 1944 - 16 March 1968
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Dave, I'll always remember you. We sure had some good times prior to going to the Nam. You were my best friend and mentor. A guy never had better than you.
Every time I hear the Animals sing "The House of the Rising Sun", I think of you putting your quarters in every juke box in every bar and restaurant to play that song.
I hope your mom recovered as best as she could from you leaving the world far too early in your life. You fulfilled the highest and best tradition of the Marine Corps and I'm positive you're having many long talks now with Chesty Puller and a few other good men.
Semper Fidelis, my brother in arms.
Lee S. Aitken
A Note from The Virtual WallFrom the BLT 2/4 Command Chronology for March 1968:
The three men who died while rescuing their fellow Marines were
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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