Deters, David Stephen


Rank: Second Lieutenant

Unit: Howitzer Battery, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 1193 – Field Artillery Unit Commander

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

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Note: Forward Observer attached to E Troop, 2/11 ACR

Enlisted by: Reserve

Date of birth: 19-Oct-1945

Hometown: Bowling Green, Missouri

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 4-Jan-1968

Start of tour: 2-Jun-1969

Incident date: 12-Aug-1969

Date of casualty: 12-Aug-1969

Age at death: 23

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
David Stephen Deters was killed while in base camp when the area came under attack by a hostile force. / At base camp when came under hostile rocket attack.

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XU 730 070

Place of interment: Saint Clement Cemetery, Saint Clement, Missouri, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 19W 012 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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