DAVID L BAUMGARDNER
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HONORED ON PANEL 5E, LINE 112 OF THE WALL

DAVID LEON BAUMGARDNER

WALL NAME

DAVID L BAUMGARDNER

PANEL / LINE

5E/112

DATE OF BIRTH

03/21/1939

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/05/1966

HOME OF RECORD

EL CAJON

COUNTY OF RECORD

San Diego County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DAVID LEON BAUMGARDNER
POSTED ON 5.16.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from Charles Hansen is especially poignant. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us....
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POSTED ON 10.2.2020
POSTED BY: Hubert Yoshida

Gone But Not Forgotten

Sgt David Leon Baumgardner (26) was born on March 21, 1939 and was from El Cajon, California. He had enlisted in the Marine Corps. Entered via Regular Military. Served during the Vietnam War. He had the rank of Sergeant. Occupation or specialty was Rifleman. Service number was 1815214. Served with 1st Marine Division, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, M Company. On March 4, Operation UTAH was launched under the command of Task Force Delta in the Son Thinh District of Quang Ngai Province where the Marines would encounter elements of the 21st NVA Regiment. Mike Company was helicoptered into the operations area on the evening of 4 March the Marines moved forward on their search and destroy mission at first light on March 5. With little contact in the morning hours, Company M got heavily engaged with the enemy in the vicinity of Chau Nhai (3) by 1100 hours with the battle continuing into the afternoon. The NVA troops "occupied classic defensive positions, were well-armed and equipped, and defended occupied positions in strength." The Marines engaged and aggressively assaulted the enemy fortified positions and by approximately 1330 hours were able to penetrate the enemy positions which came at a cost of fifteen Marines killed and forty-six wounded in the action. Enemy resistance slackened with nightfall and when the Marines began again after daybreak on 06 March they found the NVA had withdrawn. The position turned out to be an extensive tunnel and underground bunker complex for the NVA 21st Regiment. The action on 05 March cost the Marines 43 dead. Mike 3/1 had fifteen of the Americans killed in action and forty-six wounded on 05 March. Sgt Baumgardner was killed due to multiple fragmentation Wounds. He is interred at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas and is honored on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall, Panel 05E, Line 112.
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POSTED ON 3.24.2018
POSTED BY: Reuben Baumgardner

Family

Gone but for gotten. Your service to this country will not be forgotten. Prayers for you and family
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POSTED ON 12.26.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SERGEANT BAUMGARDNER,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A GRUNT. SEMPER FI. CHRISTMAS IS HERE.AND WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU. THE NEW YEAR IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 8.25.2016
POSTED BY: Sandra Luhnow

Honor and Remember

You are honored and remembered on the Heartland Youth for Decency Vietnam Memorial. The Vietnam Memorial was built by a group of high school and college students from the La Mesa area called Heartland Youth for Decency back in 1970. The memorial park is dedicated to veterans who were living in Southern California's Heartland area (consisting of the communities of La Mesa, Spring Valley, Jamul, Lemon Grove, El Cajon, Santee, and Lakeside) when they accepted the call to military service, during which service they gave their lives in the Vietnam War.
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