DAVID F ABLE
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HONORED ON PANEL 25E, LINE 41 OF THE WALL

DAVID FLOYD ABLE

WALL NAME

DAVID F ABLE

PANEL / LINE

25E/41

DATE OF BIRTH

07/20/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/25/1967

HOME OF RECORD

FT WORTH

COUNTY OF RECORD

TARRANT COUNTY

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DAVID FLOYD ABLE
POSTED ON 7.20.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Staff Sergeant David Floyd Able, Served with the 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.
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POSTED ON 8.25.2016
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Citation

David Floyd Able
Date of birth: July 20, 1945
Date of death: August 25, 1967
Place of Birth: Texas, Houston
Home of record: Fort Worth Texas
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

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 an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Staff Sergeant David Floyd Able (ASN: RA-18655584), United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. On 25 May 1967, Staff Sergeant Able distinguished himself while serving as a Platoon Sergeant in Company C, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, on a search and destroy mission near Tam Ky. His platoon was taken under fire by enemy forces using automatic weapons and one member of the point element was wounded. Disregarding his personal safety, Staff Sergeant Able rushed forward through the intense fire, recovered his fallen comrade and returned him to a protected place in a wooded area where the platoon medic rendered first aid. As the platoon placed retaliatory fire on the enemy positions, he started to radio a report of the situation to his platoon leader, but was wounded by a burst of enemy fire. Ignoring his wound, Staff Sergeant Able personally directed the fire of his men and began calling in artillery on the enemy positions. At the same time, he coordinated a sweep of the area by another platoon. He then established an area for the evacuation of the wounded and secured it against attack. As the evacuation helicopter approached the landing zone, Staff Sergeant Able guided it down and then supervised the loading of the wounded, boarding the aircraft himself only after he was sure that the rest of the wounded were already on. His courage and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.

Action Date: May 25, 1967

Service: Army

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Company: Company C

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 14th Infantry Regiment

Division: 4th Infantry Division
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POSTED ON 7.2.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR STAFF SERGEANT ABLE,

IN THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND, IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER YOU, AND THOSE WHO PAID THE PRICE FOR OUR FREEDOM.

THANK YOU.
REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 6.15.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Staff Sergeant David Floyd Able, Served with the 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.
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POSTED ON 4.29.2016
POSTED BY: Janna Hoehn for Linda Hornsby

A Hero


Some of my favorite pics of David. Hope these will work and serve as a reminder of what a precious soul he was. In May of 1967 David was wounded but set up rescue of his men from an ambush they were in. He crawled out to rescue the radio operator after he was wounded, radioed for evac helicopter, and helped load before boarding himself. He received the Silver Star for his actions that day and a Bronze Star for the day he was killed. A General Arnold flew into Grand Prairie Reserve base and presented his medals to me at the base with troops in drill formation in Nov after David died in Aug.
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