DAVID L COWART
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HONORED ON PANEL 27E, LINE 9 OF THE WALL

DAVID LAWRENCE COWART

WALL NAME

DAVID L COWART

PANEL / LINE

27E/9

DATE OF BIRTH

05/11/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/25/1967

HOME OF RECORD

ALIQUIPPA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Beaver County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DAVID LAWRENCE COWART
POSTED ON 2.9.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear Lcpl David Cowart,
Thank you for your service as a Machine Gunner. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 2.8.2018
POSTED BY: Jon Tehan MSgt, USMC (ret)

Always Faithful

Thank you LCpl for sacrificing your life to save your brothers. I look forward to meeting you one day when it’s my turn to assume post on heaven’s streets. Always Faithful
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POSTED ON 9.25.2017
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Silver Star Citation

David Lawrence Cowart
Date of birth: 11-May-47
Date of death: September 25, 1967
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, Aliquippa
Home of record: Aliquippa Pennsylvania
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal David Lawrence Cowart (MCSN: 2281133), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as an M-60 Machine Gunner with the Second Platoon of Company A, First Battalion, First Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in the Republic of Vietnam on 25 September 1967. While on combat patrol in the vicinity of Tan My in Quang Nam Province, the Second Squad was crossing an open rice paddy moving toward its objective, when it met a platoon-size Viet Cong force. Receiving heavy carbine and automatic weapons fire from the enemy positions, the squad, caught in the open, was pinned down and unable to effectively return fire. Lance Corporal Cowart, left in a covering position, instantly counterattacked by raking the enemy with a devastating volume of machine-gun fire, effectively suppressing its fire. His immediate actions enabled the squad to reach areas of safety. At the peak of the intense firefight the Viet Cong attempted to shift positions, advancing under its own protective fire. Alertly observing this movement, Lance Corporal Cowart without hesitation, jumped to exposed ground and, disregarding the concentrated enemy fire directed at him, fired over four-hundred rounds, successfully halting the enemy advance before he was mortally wounded by enemy fire. His bravery and determination throughout the bitter action served to inspire and motivate all who were involved, and were significantly instrumental in preventing further friendly casualties. By his valiant fighting spirit, daring initiative and unswerving devotion to duty, Lance Corporal Cowart upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: 25-Sep-67

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Lance Corporal

Company: Company A

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 1st Marines

Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
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POSTED ON 9.25.2015
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Semper Fidelis

Semper Fidelis, Marine.
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POSTED ON 12.26.2014

For LCPL David Lawrence COWART, USMC...another of Aliquippa's bravest of heroes, who gave his all!!!

He loved us so.
Every day, in a hundred ways, he told us so.
In honesty, in affection, he told us so.
He loved us so.
Every day, in a hundred ways, he showed us so.
With loyalty and bravery, he showed us so.
He was our defender, and he kept us free!
He took an oath to guard us, and fought for liberty!
He loved us so, and we should know.
For we loved him so.
LCPL Cowart, you were the very essence of DUTY!...HONOR!...and COUNTRY! You had been there and done that in Vietnam! You were one brave man who did brave deeds for our America! You had fought for the right, without question or pause! Your name and fame are the BIRTHRIGHT of EVERY American citizen! In your youth and strength...your love and loyalty...you had given all that mortality can give! You had given all to defend liberty everywhere! Aliquippa is very proud of you! You had sacrificed your life so that freedom and justice may live! You had lived up to the motto of the Corps!---SEMPERR FIDELIS!---and to the code of conduct and chivalry of those who guard this beloved land!...an ideal SO NOBLE that it arouses in all of us a sense of pride, and yet, of humility!@ I strongly believe that Avonmore's own Jill Corey, whom I greatly and immensely admire as one of my three top favorite songbirds of all time, the other two being Walton-on-Thames's own Julie Andrews, England's musical queen, and London's own Dusty Springfield, another thrush from England, would be very proud of your service to America, and the sacrifices you made to keep us and our country free! Well done, Marine! Be thou at peace. SEMPER FI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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