DAVID E HERBERT
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HONORED ON PANEL 8E, LINE 119 OF THE WALL

DAVID EDWIN HERBERT

WALL NAME

DAVID E HERBERT

PANEL / LINE

8E/119

DATE OF BIRTH

05/16/1940

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/02/1966

HOME OF RECORD

RUPERT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Minidoka County

STATE

ID

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DAVID EDWIN HERBERT
POSTED ON 10.24.2019
POSTED BY: James John Magner

"Herb" gets his stripes.

David Herbert was killed on 2 July 1966. He had been awarded his Sgt. stripes by a promotion board at Quan Loi on June 29, (I was on the board.) The promotion was to go into effect immediately but with big battles over the next few days, the paperwork didn't go through. I got the army to say that it was probable that he was a Sgt when he was killed. We had a promotion ceremony at the wall in 2011. His mother and family came from Idaho. See the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6VHO0DDVGw
He is now recognized as a Sgt. on this site as well as others.

Dave was a squad leader in my Recon platoon..2/18..1st Div. He was a god to his squad--he could do anything—they would follow him anywhere. It was a five hour battle and we were out of ammo, but nobody caved. He was killed when close air support came in with CBUs--he was out of his hole bringing out the wounded. He died in my arms with a smile on his face. I write about Herb and all the rest in my book, "A Haunting Beauty" by James John Magner.


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POSTED ON 5.17.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt David Herbert, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Yesterday was your 79th birthday, happy birthday. Please watch over the USA, it still needs your courage. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 7.2.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Mr. David E Herbert, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 9.3.2012
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

David is buried at Pleasant View Cemetery, Burley,ID. PH

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POSTED ON 12.4.2011

Your sacrifice is not forgotten

Photo left at The Wall, Veteran's Day weekend 2011
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