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  • Wall Name:JOHN T DE PRIEST
  • Date of Birth:5/6/1946
  • Date of Casualty:4/18/1969
  • Home of Record:MOBILE
  • County of Record:MOBILE COUNTY
  • State:AL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:1LT
  • Panel/Line:27W, 107
  • Casualty Province:DINH TUONG


  • Date of Birth:5/25/1947
  • Date of Casualty:4/18/1969
  • Home of Record:HERSHEY
  • County of Record:DAUPHIN COUNTY
  • State:PA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CWO
  • Panel/Line:27W, 108
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN


is honored on Panel 27W, Line 107 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Hay crew

    Posted on 5/22/15 - by Randy DeWitt
    I worked with you hauling hay, You were one hard working young man, and a take charge guy, I think of you often, God bless you and your family, it is so hard to lose a loved one.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/12/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT David Allen Dittmer, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/9/10 - by Robert Sage
    David is buried at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Marshall, MO. BSM-OLC PH-OLC
  • Fellow Medics

    Posted on 4/17/09 - by Ward Erickson
    David, it has now been 40 years since your death. However, you are not forgotten.
  • Posted on 5/11/06 - by Laurene Piccioni
    I have heard your name so many times over the years. My husband, Anthony Piccioni, was with you on April 18 in that attack. You have never left his memory. Although I lost my husband in 2005, just a few weeks before his death he was at the Wall, with the 3/5 Cav remembering you and your fellow Cav members. Thank you for your service to make us free...and thank you for the lasting impression you made on a fellow Black Knight. If you ain't Cav...well you know the rest! God Bless You. (You and Anthony (Peach) are probably having a drink together and remembering good times!)
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit