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is honored on Panel 43E, Line 52 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 3/20/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Lcpl David Cutshall,
    Thank you for your service as a Machine Gunner. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 5/26/15 - by Bob Fajardo
    some gave all
  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 3/8/15 - by A Marine, Quang Tri
    David Warren Cutshall
    Date of birth: 11-Jan-47
    Date of death: March 6, 1968
    Home of record: Rapid City South Dakota
    Status: KIA


    Silver Star

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal David Warren Cutshall (MCSN: 2217976), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Machine Gun Team Leader with Company M, Third Battalion, Third Marines, Third Marine Division. On 6 March 1968, during a company-size operation near Con Thien, Lance Corporal Cutshall's platoon came under intense enemy automatic weapons, mortar and artillery fire from a well entrenched battalion of North Vietnamese Army Regulars. Observing enemy movement through the brush, he marked the area with machine gun tracer rounds, which enabled an anti-tank assault team to destroy an enemy bunker with rocket fire. Throughout the five-hour firefight, he maintained a critical position and directed highly effective machine gun fire upon the enemy. Ordered to withdraw to a more advantageous position, he provided covering fire for his companions as they moved to join their platoon. While preparing to throw a hand grenade, Lance Corporal Cutshall was severely wounded by enemy grenade fragments, which caused him to drop his grenade. Without regard for his own safety, he immediately fell upon the activated grenade to shield his companions. Although he was killed when it exploded, he undoubtedly saved the lives of his three companions. By his extraordinary courage, bold initiative and selfless devotion to duty, Lance Corporal Cutshall upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
    Action Date: March 6 1968

    Service: Marine Corps

    Rank: Lance Corporal

    Company: Company M

    Battalion: 3d Battalion

    Regiment: 3d Marines

    Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
  • Bunker Buddy

    Posted on 5/11/14 - by Bruce Baker
    It has been 46 years since we sat in our bunker and laughed uncontrolably about something incredibly stupid. I miss your stupid grin and think about you every day. I wish I had been in that crater with you. Maybe we would have moved sooner or done things differently.

    Semper Fi, Buddy.
    See you soon.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/10/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL David Warren Cutshall, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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The Wall of Faces

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