DAVID R SQUIRES
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HONORED ON PANEL 60W, LINE 5 OF THE WALL

DAVID RAY SQUIRES

WALL NAME

DAVID R SQUIRES

PANEL / LINE

60W/5

DATE OF BIRTH

08/03/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LONG AN

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/03/1968

HOME OF RECORD

LOUISVILLE

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP5

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LEFT FOR DAVID RAY SQUIRES
POSTED ON 6.3.2014
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Distinguished Service Cross Citation

Distinguished Service Cross

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Specialist Fifth Class David Ray Squires (ASN: US-52647587), 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, 2d Battalion, 60th Infantry, 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division. Specialist Five Squires distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 3 June 1968 While serving as a medic during a search and clear operation in Dinh Tuong Province. Although his own unit was assigned to base camp security and not committed to battle, Specialist Squires volunteered to aid another battalion which was in contact with the Viet Cong and receiving many casualties. He was flown by helicopter to an area of fierce fighting. once on the ground, Specialist Squires constantly exposed himself for a period of three hours to the aggressors' heavy automatic, rocket and small arms fire to administer first aid and assist in carrying wounded men to safe evacuation points. Informed that a casualty lay exposed to the hostile fusillade only twenty-five meters from a communist bunker, he went sixty meters beyond the front line to reach the man. As he bandaged his injured comrade, he was mortally wounded by enemy fire. his courage and professional treatment saved many lives and contributed greatly to his fellow soldiers' moral. Specialist Five Squires' 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.
General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army, Vietnam, General Orders No. 5037 (October 31, 1968)

Action Date: 3-Jun-68

Service: Army

Rank: Specialist Fifth Class

Company: Headquarters and Headquarters Company

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 60th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade

Division: 9th Infantry Division
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POSTED ON 11.29.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP5 David Ray Squires, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 6.7.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

David is buried at Full Gospel Church Cemetery in Campbellsville, KY. BSM PH
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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

SPECIALIST 5


DAVID RAY SQUIRES


who served as a


MEDIC


with


COMPANY 'A'

2nd BATTALION

60th INFANTRY REGIMENT

9th INFANTRY DIVISION



who became a posthumous recipient of 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 10.22.2001
POSTED BY: Patrick Werner

No greater Gift can one give then that he give his life so that others will live

David you are not forgotten my friend , ever present are the brave deeds you gave us.your courage was inspiring and will be missed . I hope to see you in the next life and and shake your hand if I am lucky enough to enter the pearly gates. Good bye for now .
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