LORN D COMPTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 48E, LINE 3 OF THE WALL

LORN DAVID COMPTON

WALL NAME

LORN D COMPTON

PANEL / LINE

48E/3

DATE OF BIRTH

12/22/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/04/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SQUIRE

COUNTY OF RECORD

McDowell County

STATE

WV

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LORN DAVID COMPTON
POSTED ON 4.1.2005
POSTED BY: Phyliss Compton

Memory of a Mother

Lorn David Compton son of Lorn and Phyllis Vencill Compton was born December 22, 1948 in Richlands Virginia.

His Brothers and Sisters are: Bruce, Debra, Cathy and Richard.

He Graduated in 1965 from Big Creek High School in West Virginia. He enlisted in the Army in 1965 and had basic training at Frankfort Kentucky.

He received the Bronze Star Medal with First Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Viet Nam Service Medal, Viet Nam Campaign Ribbon. He died April 4, 1968 and is buried at Greenhills Cemetery, Richlands Virginia.

David was a wonderful young man loved very much by his Mother, Father, Brothers and Sisters and everyone who met hem. He was special to his Mommow Dixie as well as to his Grandpa and Grandma Compton.

One very special memory has always stuck with me. When David was four, we moved to a new apartment and while waiting for the stove and refridgerator to be installed we were taking our meals with his "Mommow and Pappow" Compton who were good Christians and always said "Grace" before each meal. The first day we were in our apartment having our first meal, we neglected to Bless our food. David looked first at his Dad, then at his Me and said "Aren't we going to duck our head and say Jesus?"

David's Father died October 3, 1966 after heart surgery in Charlottesville Virginia at 40 years of age. David at this time was still in Kentucky and got to be with his Father during his illness and last days. He was sent to Germany and later volunteered for Viet Nam. He is still loved and missed every day.
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POSTED ON 9.21.2001
POSTED BY: Michael Sizemore

A sad memory

Dave and I were first cousins, he was killed in Viet Nam when I was almost 15. I remember being so angry that I wanted to join the Marines right then and there. My anger soon turned to sadness, my family was so devistated. In 1971, I joined the Air Force. In January of 1973, I received orders to Da Nang. Telling my parents that I was going to Nam was one of the toughest things I've ever had to do. The memory of Dave's death hit us like a ton of bricks. There are not many days that I don't think of Dave. The events of 9/11/01 made his memory even clearer. May we never forget our heroes. May God Bless America!
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POSTED ON 6.28.1999
POSTED BY: Shelthy Marshall Denton

Memory of a child

Dave was my second cousin. Ididn't know him very well after he was grown. I remember him as a small child, always seem to be happy and smiling. One thing I remember about him, he used to tell me that "etow' spelled "butt"
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