Silver Star CitationPosted on 10/14/13 - by A Marine, Quang Tri, VietnamSilver StarMORE
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class David A. Hamilton (MCSN: 2326751), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Machine Gunner with Company G, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced) in the Republic of Vietnam on 14 October 1967. The battalion to which Company G was attached was protecting a newly constructed bridge approximately 3000 meters south of Con Thien. In the early morning hours, the battalion came under a heavy rocket and mortar bombardment, followed by a human wave attack of North Vietnamese soldiers. The enemy penetrated Company G's forward position and was charging towards Private First Class Hamilton's machine gun. The enemy had his position pinpointed and rocked and automatic weapons fire erupted all around him. Firing at point blank range, he continually exposed himself to deliver a heavy and accurate rate of fire on the enemy onslaught. His position received a direct hit from rockets and automatic weapons fire, wounding him and destroying his weapon. Although wounded, he remained determined to allow his fellow Marines further time to prepare for the follow up attack. With complete disregard for his own personal safety, he along with his squad leader and assistant machine gunner attacked the oncoming hordes of enemy soldiers in hand-to-hand combat, killing eight North Vietnamese soldiers, before he was mortally wounded by an enemy automatic weapon. By his bold initiative, intrepid fighting spirit and loyal devotion to the fulfillment of a vital task, Private First Class Hamilton reflected great credit upon himself and the Marine Corps and upheld the highest great credit upon himself and the Marine Corps and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Action Date: October 14, 1967
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Private First Class
Company: Company G
Battalion: 2d Battalion
Regiment: 4th Marines
Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 10/10/13 - by Curt CarterDear PFC David Allen Hamilton, sirMORE
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
RememberedPosted on 3/9/12 MORE
We rememberPosted on 11/17/09 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgDavid is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield, OH.
Not forgottenPosted on 9/29/05 - by Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67David, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you for protecting the freedoms we enjoy today.MORE
A true American Hero.
My FriendPosted on 5/5/04 - by Bill Hancock email@example.comIt is with a sad heart that I write this. Not a day has gone by that I haven't thought about you. You truly were a special person. A friend who would always be there no matter how rough times got. We tried our best to stay together when we reached Danang. They wouldn't let us. Whenever our units got close together we searched each other out. I saw you for the last time in Phu Bai in early October and we sat up half of the night talking. If I could have changed one thing in my life it would be that I was with you when you needed me. Rest in Peace my friend. We will meet again.MORE
Who were you?Posted on 9/17/03 - by David Allen Bostick firstname.lastname@example.orgTo the men who served with my uncle, can you write me about who he was and the type of man he was. I know nothing about him, my Grandma doesn't speak of him. I want to know more about him, than a flag and a picture of him in his dress uniform.MORE
To my uncle that I will never knowPosted on 9/12/03 - by David Allen BostickI am your namesake. Though the last name may be different, my first and middle name represent you. You are the hero that I have never met, but I live my life everyday to its fullest to honor your name.MORE
US Marine, "Silver Star", S. VietnamPosted on 1/7/03 - by DavePFC David Hamilton, 19, USMCMORE
Silver Star Medal
Purple Heart Medal...
Vietnam: 1967, Oct 14, 1967*
Unit: G Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Mar. Regiment, 3rd Marine Division
Presidential Unit Citation (3rd Mar. Div.), 1965-67
KIA: Con Thien / bridge
Thank YouPosted on 12/9/02 - by Donald LytleAs a fellow Buckeye, I say "THANK YOU"MORE
As a Veteran, I say "JOB WELL DONE"
As an American, "YOUR DEATH WAS NOT IN VAIN"
And as a Believer, "YOUR SPIRIT IS ALIVE--AND STRONG"
Again, thank you for your valiant and courageous service, faithful contribution, and most holy of sacrifices, given to this great country of ours! ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND
IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS HEROIC YOUNG UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS SERVICEMAN WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE ~~~~~ SILVER STAR ~~~~~Posted on 10/13/00 - by CLAY MARSTONPRIVATE FIRST CLASSMORE
DAVID ALLEN HAMILTON
Service No. 2326751
was a posthumous recipient of the
YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE
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 www.buildthecenter.org.