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DAVID GLENN KING


is honored on Panel 32W, Line 66 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank you for you sacrifice.

    Posted on 9/10/14 - by Rod Sayas
    I am looking at the casualty report and see David's name only six names above my fathers. My father served in the same company and was wounded the next day after David was killed. My prayers go out to his family even after so many years. As a veteran myself, I thank you and May God Bless you.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/1/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SGT David Glenn King, 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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  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/25/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    David is buried at Pine Log Cemetery, Brookland, Craighead County,AR.
  • KAIT-TV news clip

    Posted on 6/9/10 - by Arnold M. Huskins
    Family remembers brother killed in Vietnam



    By Brandi Hodges

    KAIT-TV

    31 May 2010



    On Memorial Day people all across the country remember those who have died while fighting for the United States. Thousands of soldiers have died in each of the wars our country has been a part of and there are countless stories of service and honor. One of the men killed in Vietnam was 19-year-old David King who is still being honored more than forty years later.



    "It was devastating to put it into one word. It was just devastating. I never expected it," said William King.



    King said remembering his brother is easy.



    "He was always smiling. He was just really a fun person to be around, always had a joke to tell," said King. The teenager was a volunteer in the army who chose to fight for his country. In his selflessness he also gave the ultimate sacrifice. "Seemed like he had everything to live for but he was proud to serve his country."



    King said he was in basic training at the time and had seen others come back home and thought his little brother would too.



    "It's just a void that you never fill and Memorial Day just brings it back to the forefront," said King.



    Memorial Day is a special day for the King family. While they always remember David, this day is a day to really honor him. "It brings back the pride of him serving the country. It brings back the pride of the rest of us who have served," said King.



    Each of the King boys took their brothers' death back on to the battle field with them as a purpose for the fight and as something to believe in.



    "He died for that purpose for me to go back. For me to go back for an even greater purpose was even more gratifying," said King.



    King said he wanted to go to Vietnam but his brother's death changed that. "I saw the torment on my mama's face when she lost one of her babies and I just couldn't put her through that again," said King. Every year Memorial Day is a special day where the family gathers to remember David King for what he died for and the type of person he was in life.



    "I love my brother and everybody in the family loved him and everybody who came into contact with him was very fond of him," said King.



    Sgt. David king was with the 82nd Airborne Division of the Army. He had served ten months and only had two months left on his deployment to Vietnam when he died.


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  • NEVER FORGOTTEN

    Posted on 4/30/07 - by Nam Vet 2/502 Infantry 101st Airborne grite@yahoo.com
    OREVER REMEMBERED

    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heros you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heros lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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