DAVID C DE WITT
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HONORED ON PANEL 10E, LINE 63 OF THE WALL

DAVID CHARLES DE WITT

WALL NAME

DAVID C DE WITT

PANEL / LINE

10E/63

DATE OF BIRTH

01/10/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/03/1966

HOME OF RECORD

CLINTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Clinton County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PVT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DAVID CHARLES DE WITT
POSTED ON 9.2.2003
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you Private DeWitt

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you David Charles DeWitt, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

Again, thank you Private David Charles DeWitt, for a job well done!

REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND


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POSTED ON 12.3.2000
POSTED BY: Jim Flynn

A childhood friend

Dave and I grew up together in the same neighborhood in Iowa. He was a little guy who was always full of energy. I remember how as kids, we played softball at the grade school ball diamond nearly every summer and sat around the neighborhood store drinking pop afterwards to cool off. Times were simple back then in that little town in Iowa, sitting on the banks of the Mississippi River. I will never forget the night in 1966 when many of us were attending a dance and we learned that Dave had been killed in Vietnam. The word spread quickly; there was a lot of anger and much sadness felt that night. Although Dave was the second one of our hometown boys to be lost in Nam, in as many months, his death left many of us stunned. Maybe it was because he always did look so innocent and so much like "the paperboy"; I think his death marked a loss of innocence for many of us in that quiet little rivertown in Iowa, that we called home. It's been a long time Dave but you're still remembered.
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POSTED ON 4.21.2000
POSTED BY: Peter L. Fino, Jr.

PAPERBOY

I was stationed with Dave, whom we fondly referred to as "DRIST", at Marine Barraks Seal Beach Ca. in 1965-66. When we had a new CO (Major Poorman) report in he thought Drist was the base paperboy, he looked like a child. We partied a lot, maybe too much at times. I will never forget when we were told of his death. Major Poorman was never the same.
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