DAVID K DEETER
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HONORED ON PANEL 50E, LINE 45 OF THE WALL

DAVID KIM DEETER

WALL NAME

DAVID K DEETER

PANEL / LINE

50E/45

DATE OF BIRTH

09/15/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHUOC LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/19/1968

HOME OF RECORD

CELINA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Mercer County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DAVID KIM DEETER
POSTED ON 4.21.2020
POSTED BY: Jerry Preston

I WAS THERE.

I was in B Troup, 2nd Platoon 11th Armored Calvary Regiment and remember that day all too well. Though I did not know him we were in the same firefight. His infantry platoon got aboard our ACAVs and we had gone about a mile when we were ambushed. We lost many good men that day.
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POSTED ON 4.19.2019
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 4.24.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear PFC David Deeter,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Your 50th anniversary just passed.... 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 5.27.2017
POSTED BY: jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio nam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde

You are not forgotten

The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered !!!! All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace David. :-(
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POSTED ON 4.19.2016
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Citation

David Kim Deeter
Date of birth: September 15, 1947
Date of death: April 19, 1968
Home of record: Celina Ohio
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class David Kim Deeter (ASN: US-51878713), United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam on 19 April 1968. On this date, Private First Class Deeter was serving s a Rifleman for Company C, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, during a reconnaissance in force operation with an armored cavalry unit north of Song Be. As the force approached a woodline, it became subjected to intense machine gun, automatic weapons, and small arms fire. Private First Class Deeter immediately began firing at the insurgents but he soon suffered a serious wound. Although he was evacuated, treated, and told to stay under cover behind an armored vehicle, of his own volition he again moved to the battle area. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Private First Class Deeter ran toward several of his comrades who were forced to remain under cover due to extremely heavy hostile fire directed at them. He placed suppressive fire on the hostile forces in an attempt to assist his fellow soldiers, but became mortally wounded. His extraordinary example of courage and initiative was an inspiration to his comrades for whose welfare he evidenced a deep concern. Private First Class Deeter's unquestionable valor in close combat against numerically superior hostile forces was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, the 1st Infantry Division, United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division, General Orders No. 5158 (June 1, 1968)

Action Date: April 19, 1968

Service: Army

Rank: Private First Class

Company: Company C

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 18th Infantry Regiment

Division: 1st Infantry Division
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