DAVID G DOBOSZ
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HONORED ON PANEL 9W, LINE 72 OF THE WALL

DAVID GEORGE DOBOSZ

WALL NAME

DAVID G DOBOSZ

PANEL / LINE

9W/72

DATE OF BIRTH

08/15/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/20/1970

HOME OF RECORD

CLEAR LAKE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Polk County

STATE

WI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DAVID GEORGE DOBOSZ
POSTED ON 6.20.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine, USMC, Vietnam

Semper Fi, Marine.

POSTED ON 3.28.2014
POSTED BY: Billy Butenhoff

A tribute to Davy

When he told me that you had been killed, I didn't believe it,
You seemed to be always there to lend someone a hand.
You are one of those after all these years, I can still remember,
Even though you didn't seem always to be my friend.

You told me more than once that I was going to die,
Because I had done something stupid and you would have been right.
You were the only one who had been through Arizona who would try to help us,
The rest were either too short or too full of the new guy fright.

You bragged to be the best point man in Vietnam,
Because if there was anything on the trail you would find it.
And you told me to stay back far enough behind you just in case you did,

You led by experience and not by rank, you were any Marine's best friend.
Once we sang a song to you that now seems a funny tribute,
But this is now and that was then.

Every party needs a pooper, that's why we invited you,
You party pooper, you party pooper.
He's a funny kind of guy, with a twinkle in his eye,
You party pooper, you party pooper.
When the gooks see little Davy, they think he's kind of crazy,
You party pooper, you party pooper.
When Davy eats his chow he looks like a big brown cow,
You party pooper, you party pooper.
We had better end this riddle, or he's gonna bust our fiddle
You party pooper, you party pooper.

You were in the back of the column so they could try to protect you
You were so short and you had done your share.
We all wanted you to go home and we loved you,
Oh but only if you had not been there.

The guns found you that night in that rice patty,
You fell with another man.
The corpsmen tried so desperately but could not save you,
So you died in their arms my dear friend.

A Chopper came for you that night and took you back through the darkness,
you and the one that died by your side.
Knowing you I should have known that you would never go alone,
without another Marine to guide.

I cry tears because I can't remember what you looked like,
But surely your image still reflects through God's eyes.
Or you have found a return in some tomorrow,
And have picked up the broken pieces of your life.

Even though the cause was a fool's errand,
And we really fought for each other, so they say,
I cannot accept that you died for nothing,
Or for the who or what they say today.

Perhaps there is an America that is to be,
That is better than what was or what is now.
Maybe there is a hope for all of us to be,
In that America, that God shed his grace on thee.

Now we remember you together,
And release you to God.
You that have been kept so long,
All alone in our hearts.

CPL. Billy M. Butenhoff, USMC
Charley 1/7 (RVN) 1969-1970
March 3, 2014
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POSTED ON 9.5.2013
POSTED BY: Steve Conto, Menasha, WI

The Final Bridge

David is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Section 60, site 8313. David was recently moved to Arlington from Wisconsin.
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POSTED ON 7.11.2012
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

David is buried at New Haven TWP Cem,Connersville,WI. PH-GS

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POSTED ON 12.13.2001
POSTED BY: Betty Ritcey

PFC E2 David Dobosz USMC Panel 9W, Row 72

A Tribute to a Loving Son and Brother
Sadly missed by
Betty Ritcey, Mother
Glenda Brady, Sister
Philip Dobosz, Brother
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