DAVID F LANGLEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 53W, LINE 17 OF THE WALL

DAVID FRANCIS LANGLEY

WALL NAME

DAVID F LANGLEY

PANEL / LINE

53W/17

DATE OF BIRTH

11/09/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/05/1968

HOME OF RECORD

WASHINGTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

District Of Columbia

STATE

DC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DAVID FRANCIS LANGLEY
POSTED ON 5.29.2022
POSTED BY: Ronald Knowles

Memorial Day

Dave, remembering you on this special day for you, who gave all. I replied to Jim Burns who sent out a Memorial Day post (Quantico Brats), where I reminisced about our times in DC, remembering you and Pricilla and the last time we were together in San Jose. Semper Fi my brother.
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POSTED ON 8.20.2021
POSTED BY: David Muldowney

My name sake

Cousin David

Everytime the Moving Wall comes to Massachusetts I try to visit or volunteer

So that those who visit can remember what the Men and Women did to

Serve the United States. I visited with Auntie Ruth and she thinks of you

Alaways. Since then she has past. I hope and pray you are with Uncle Joe

And Auntie Ruth now. I was named after you and am proud to have your

Thank you for your service.

Cousin David
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POSTED ON 3.9.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt David Langley, Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. For many of us, we have begun Lent. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 11.9.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Sergeant David Francis Langley, Served with Company D, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 7.5.2018
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam

Silver Star Citation

David F. Langley


HOME OF RECORD:
Washington, District of Columbia

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Sergeant
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Sergeant David F. Langley (MCSN: 2130678), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Platoon Sergeant with Company D, First Battalion, First Marines, FIRST Marine Division, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the morning of 5 July 1968, during Operation SCOTLAND II, Sergeant Langley volunteered to accompany a small unit assigned to recover a Marine killed in a previous action near the Khe Sanh Combat Base. After advancing approximately 150 meters beyond the defensive perimeter, the unit was suddenly pinned down by heavy small arms, automatic weapons and mortar fire from a large North Vietnamese Army force entrenched in the surrounding terrain and sustained numerous casualties. Rapidly assessing the situation, Sergeant Langley unhesitatingly left his covered position, ran across the fire-swept terrain to the side of a wounded Marine and immediately administered first aid. Then, while delivering a heavy volume of suppressive fire, he assisted the injured man to a position of relative safety. Ignoring the intense North Vietnamese fire, he fearlessly returned across the hazardous area to assist five Marines pinned down in a bomb crater. After dressing the wounds of one casualty, he began leading the men to a more secure area when he was seriously wounded by sniper fire. Ignoring the pain of his own injury, he fearlessly continued his determined efforts, successfully guiding the Marines out of the perilous area. Subsequently, while attempting to assist other men to a relatively secure area, he was mortally wounded by a sudden burst of automatic weapons fire. His prompt and heroic actions inspired all who observed him and undoubtedly saved the lives of several of his fellow Marines. By his courage, bold initiative and selfless devotion to duty, Sergeant Langley upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
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