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  • Wall Name:DAVID R COOK
  • Date of Birth:8/18/1950
  • Date of Casualty:11/7/1969
  • Home of Record:BALTIMORE
  • County of Record:BALTIMORE CITY
  • State:MD
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:16W, 41
  • Casualty Province:BINH DINH


  • Date of Birth:7/22/1944
  • Date of Casualty:11/7/1969
  • Home of Record:CHICAGO
  • County of Record:COOK COUNTY
  • State:IL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Line:16W, 42
  • Casualty Province:BINH DUONG


is honored on Panel 16W, Line 42 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • phi, phi - a Remembrance

    Posted on 5/29/17 - by Colonel Dennis L Murphy, USAF, Ret.
    To a great Pike fraternity brother and a never ending loyal friend to all of us. He was always there for all.
    RIP, brother!
  • Thank You

    Posted on 3/14/16 - by Lawrence Michael Celani
    Loosing friends in Vietnam I began looking for veterans who shared the first and middle as myself. Although I could never serve, I made it my mission later in life to horror those who have. Yours was the first name to come up.

    The Wall is a beautiful remembrance to you and your fallen brothers but all visitors get to see is a name. Here one can see a face to be placed with the name but nothing except family and friends can ever tell others about the life lost.

    I do my best for my two fallen friends but often wish I could do the same for all of you boys.

    Rest in Peace

  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 11/7/15 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Lawrence Michael Dart
    Date of birth: May 26, 1945
    Date of death: November 7, 1969
    Place of Birth: Nevada, Boulder City
    Home of record: Des Moines Iowa
    Status: KIA


    Silver Star

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Specialist Fourth Class Lawrence Michael Dart (ASN: RA-68053201), United States Army, for gallantry in action as a member of Company C, 65th Engineer Battalion, 25th Infantry Division. Specialist Fourth Class Dart distinguished himself by heroic actions on 25 October 1969, while serving as a demolition specialist attached to Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment in the Republic of Vietnam. While on a combat operation, an armored personnel carrier hit an anti-tank mine and began to burn. With complete disregard for his own safety, Specialist Dart dismounted his armored vehicle and ran to assist the wounded personnel. In spite of numerous secondary explosions, Specialist Dart returned several times to the blazing vehicle to aid in evacuating the wounded men. His valorous actions were responsible for saving the lives of three men. Specialist Dart's bravery and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

    General Orders: Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 14583 (November 23, 1969)

    Action Date: October 25, 1969

    Service: Army

    Rank: Specialist Fourth Class

    Company: Company C

    Battalion: 65th Engineer Battalion

    Division: 25th Infantry Division
  • A meaningful tribute

    Posted on 5/26/14 - by Suzanne Sparrow Watson
    Jim Dart's tribute to his brother Larry was part of my inspiration for a Memorial Day tribute:
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/26/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Lawrence Michael Dart, 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.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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