Brantley, David Watson


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: B Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 4-Sep-1946

Hometown: Brunswick, Georgia

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 18-Nov-1967

Incident date: 26-May-1968

Date of casualty: 7-Jun-1968

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
David Watson Brantley died from wounds received while on combat operation when military vehicle on which he was riding hit hostile mine on 26 May 1968. Individual was admitted to military hospital and placed on the Very Serious Injury (VSI) list. He was transferred to 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, and later transferred to the 3d Field Hospital, Saigon, and placed on the Very Serious Injury (VSI) list and later expired.

Location of fatality: Hua Nghia, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Palmetto Cemetery, Brunswick, Georgia, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 59W 019 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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