DAVID F ABBOTT
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HONORED ON PANEL 16W, LINE 16 OF THE WALL

DAVID FRANCIS ABBOTT

WALL NAME

DAVID F ABBOTT

PANEL / LINE

16W/16

DATE OF BIRTH

09/27/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/02/1969

HOME OF RECORD

NEWPORT NEWS

COUNTY OF RECORD

City Of Newport News

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP5

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DAVID FRANCIS ABBOTT
POSTED ON 9.27.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Five David Francis Abbott, Served with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 1.20.2018
POSTED BY: K

A Great Hero Remembered Here

Served almost three years in Vietnam
God Bless You David
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POSTED ON 6.25.2016
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of SP5 David F. Abbott

Final Mission of SP5 David F. Abbott
On November 2, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A (tail number 67-16419) from Headquarters & Headquarters Company (HHC), 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, was on a reconnaissance mission when it was hit by a B-40 rocket while hovering near a tree line. The aircraft crashed and its three crewmen were killed. Army casualty reports state the attack occurred in Tay Ninh Province (III Corps). However, other handwritten evidence on Army files suggest that the downing of the aircraft actually took place just across the Cambodian border, about 8 miles northwest of Katum in northern Tay Ninh Province. The names of the three crewmen lost in this incident were pilot WO1 Leo C. Hester Jr., crew chief SP5 David F. Abbott, and gunner CPL Michael L. Harris. Two years earlier in March 1967, WO1 Hester’s father, LCDR Leo C. Hester Sr., was killed when the U.S. Navy VC-47J he was co-piloting crashed after losing a wing near Phan Rang. A total of 14 U.S. personnel died in that crash. The Hesters are one of three pairs of fathers and sons who died during the Vietnam War. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and pownetwork.org]
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POSTED ON 6.25.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Five David Francis Abbott, Served with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade, 1st Calvary Division.
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POSTED ON 6.21.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

Thank you for your service.

REST IN PEACE.
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