Bredenkamp, David Joe


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: Howitzer Battery, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 13A – Field Artillery Basic

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

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 31-Aug-1950

Hometown: York, Nebraska

Marital status: Married to Barbara L. Bredenkamp

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 3-Apr-1969

Incident date: 7-Jun-1969

Date of casualty: 7-Jun-1969

Age at death: 18

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
David Joe Bredenkamp was killed while gunner on a military vehicle on a combat operation when a mine detonated. / Gunner on 155mm Howitzer SP on combat operation.  Howitzer detonated hostile mine.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC David Joe Bredenkamp
SP4 Dennis Anthony Iasello
SP4 Thomas Paul Landman

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 698 838

Place of interment: Greenwood Cemetery, York, Nebraska, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 23W 096 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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