DAVID P NASH
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HONORED ON PANEL 35W, LINE 6 OF THE WALL

DAVID PAUL NASH

WALL NAME

DAVID P NASH

PANEL / LINE

35W/6

DATE OF BIRTH

11/03/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

GO CONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/29/1968

HOME OF RECORD

WHITESVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Daviess County

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DAVID PAUL NASH
POSTED ON 12.29.2005
POSTED BY: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67

Your life is not forgotten

David, Although we never met,
I just want you to know you are
not forgotten. You gave the ultimate
sacrifice, your life for what you believed
in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you
for protecting the freedoms we enjoy
today.
A true American Hero.
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POSTED ON 3.27.2001
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS BRAVE YOUNG UNITED STATES ARMY SERVICEMAN WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


PRIVATE FIRST CLASS


DAVID PAUL NASH


served as a


GRENADIER


with


COMPANY ' B '

2nd BATTALION

39th INFANTRY

9th INFANTRY DIVISION


and was a posthumous recipient of the


CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


who rests in honored glory in


SAINT MARY'S OF THE WOODS CEMETERY


WHITESVILLE, KENTUCKY



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CITATION

FOR AWARD OF THE

CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


GIAO DUC DISTRICT

DINH TUONG PROVINCE

REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM

29 DECEMBER 1968



For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life
above and beyond the call of duty. PFC Nash distinguished himself while
serving as a grenadier with Company B, in Giao Duc District. When an
ambush patrol of which he was a member suddenly came under intense
attack before reaching its destination, he was the first to return the
enemy fire. Taking an exposed location, PFC Nash suppressed the hostile
fusillade with a rapid series of rounds from his grenade launcher, enabling
artillery fire to be adjusted to the enemy. After the foe had been routed,
his small element continued to the ambush site where he established a
position with three fellow soldiers on a narrow dike. Shortly past midnight,
while PFC Nash and a comrade kept watch and the two other men took
their turn sleeping, an enemy grenade wounded two soldiers in the
adjacent position. Seconds later, PFC Nash saw another grenade land
only a few feet from his own position. Although he could have escaped
harm by rolling down the other side of the dike, he shouted a warning
to his comrades and leaped upon the lethal explosive. Absorbing the
blast with his body, he saved the lives of the three men in the area at the
sacrifice of his life. By his gallantry, at the cost of his life, in the highest
traditions of the military service, PFC Nash has reflected great credit upon
himself, his unit, and the United States Army.



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CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


was presented to his family

on 7 April 1970

at

The White House

by the

President of the United States of America

Richard M. Nixon



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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






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