DAVID J MONCAVAGE
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HONORED ON PANEL 39E, LINE 36 OF THE WALL

DAVID JOHN MONCAVAGE

WALL NAME

DAVID J MONCAVAGE

PANEL / LINE

39E/36

DATE OF BIRTH

11/21/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

GIA DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/14/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SCOTTSDALE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Maricopa County

STATE

AZ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DAVID JOHN MONCAVAGE
POSTED ON 10.31.2007
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS MOST HEROIC UNITED STATES ARMY SERVICEMAN A POSTHUMOUS RECIPIENT OF THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE


PRIVATE FIRST CLASS


DAVID JOHN MONCAVAGE


served as a


COMBAT MEDIC


with


HEADQUARTERS & HEADQUARTERS COMPANY

4th BATTALION

23rd INFANTRY REGIMENT



and was posthumously awarded the



DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS


PURPLE HEART

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL

VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL

REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL


and was entitled to wear the


COMBAT MEDIC BADGE



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PRIVATE FIRST CLASS

DAVID JOHN MONCAVAGE


served as a

MEDIC

with


HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS COMPANY

4th BATTALION

23rd INFANTRY REGIMENT

" WE SERVE "

25th INFANTRY DIVISION

" TROPIC LIGHTNING "


CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF

THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS


The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David John Moncavage, Private First Class, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 23d Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. Private First Class Moncavage distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 14 February 1968 as medical corpsman of a mechanized infantry battalion conducting a search and destroy mission near Cu Chi. The battalion was savagely attacked by an enemy force of unknown size firing automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades from entrenched positions. Braving an intense hail of bullets and flying shrapnel. Private Moncavage moved throughout the battlefield and rendered emergency medical treatment to wounded soldiers. When he had aided all the casualties in his platoon, he continued to exposed himself to the enemy's raking fire as he administered skillful aid to wounded comrades of other platoons in his company. Private Moncavage then raced across a wide, open area of bullet-swept terrain and resumed his lifesaving mission for another company which had suffered heavy casualties. After all the wounded had been treated, he rejoined his platoon and gallantly volunteered to serve as an infantryman to help suppress the relentless enemy fire. Private Moncavage was mortally wounded while destroying a fortified enemy bunker with a hand grenade. His fearless and dedicated efforts in close combat saved the lives of many fellow soldiers. Private First Class Moncavage's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.





THE PROUD YOUNG VALOR THAT ROSE ABOVE THE MORTAL

AND THEN, AT LAST, WAS MORTAL AFTER ALL





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE




14 February 1999
30 July 1999



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POSTED ON 6.19.2004
POSTED BY: Chris Spencer

NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die
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POSTED ON 11.29.2002
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS MOST HEROIC UNITED STATES ARMY SERVICEMAN A POSTHUMOUS RECIPIENT OF THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS


DAVID JOHN MONCAVAGE


served as a


COMBAT MEDIC


with


HEADQUARTERS & HEADQUARTERS COMPANY

4th BATTALION

23rd INFANTRY REGIMENT



and was posthumously awarded the



DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS


PURPLE HEART





THE PROUD YOUNG VALOR THAT ROSE ABOVE THE MORTAL

AND THEN, AT LAST, WAS MORTAL AFTER ALL





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE





2-14-1999



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POSTED ON 4.27.2001
POSTED BY: Kyle M. Lykins

Daniel C. Lykins

Sorry that you died in the war but thanks for giving up your life for our country. I'm starting to visit the wall when I get older, hope I will see your name on the wall. But I am so glad that your body was recovered. I have done lots of rubbings of your name hope you like them. Thanks
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POSTED ON 4.27.2001
POSTED BY: corrine

For you

Even though I don't know you I want to thank you for risking yourlife. You died so young and for are nation. so this is just a thank you.
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