DAVID E PORTERFIELD
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HONORED ON PANEL 9E, LINE 34 OF THE WALL

DAVID EDWARD PORTERFIELD

WALL NAME

DAVID E PORTERFIELD

PANEL / LINE

9E/34

DATE OF BIRTH

03/07/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/18/1966

HOME OF RECORD

MAMARONECK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Westchester County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

HN

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DAVID EDWARD PORTERFIELD
POSTED ON 6.10.2022
POSTED BY: Jens Andersen

MHS '64

When I see your face on either MHS website or a Vietnam Memorial web site, it gets all blurry. Why is that? Christ Dave you were only twenty! I'm 76 and I still have rears rolling down my cheeks.
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POSTED ON 7.17.2021
POSTED BY: U.S. Marine, Vietnam, WIA

Silver Star Medal Award

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Hospitalman David Edward Porterfield, United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action on 18 July 1966 in connection with operations against insurgent communist (Viet Cong) forces in the Republic of Vietnam while serving as a Corpsman with Company K, Third Battalion, Fourth Marines, during Operation HASTINGS. When two platoons of Company K were subjected to intense enemy automatic weapons, small arms, and mortar fire, resulting in the infliction of several casualties to members of the first squad of the first platoon, Hospitalman Porterfield, braving the heavy fire, left his position of relative safety to administer first aid to the wounded Marines. While tending the Marine casualties, he himself was mortally wounded but continued to render medical assistance to others until he succumbed to his own wounds. Through his gallant efforts, he succeeded in alleviating the suffering of the wounded and undoubtedly saved several lives. Hospitalman Porterfield's courageous and selfless devotion to duty throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/305738
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POSTED ON 6.15.2021
POSTED BY: Daniel Corcoran

Thanks Doc

Thanks Doc for patching me up when I stepped in that trap outside Phu Bai June 1966.The Corps wouldn't be what it is today without the Navy Corpsman.God Bless You and God keep you in his living arms forever.Semper Fi
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POSTED ON 6.7.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear HN David Porterfield, Thank you for your service as a Hospitalman with the 4th Marines, Semper Fi. Thank you for the lives you saved. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Yesterday was the 77th anniversary of D-Day, Operation Overlord. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 3.1.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

On the remembrance of your 75th birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

"Greater love hath no man, than that man lay down his life for a friend."

Semper Fi, Doc...you did good
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