Isom, David


Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

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

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

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

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 10-May-1946

Hometown: Cottongim, Kentucky

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 5-Aug-1966

Start of tour: 6-Aug-1967

Incident date: 23-Feb-1968

Date of casualty: 23-Feb-1968

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
David Isom died from injury received while passenger in a military vehicle when the vehicle hit a hostile mine. / (Individual transported to 7th Surgical Hospital, Blackhorse base camp, Long Giao, where he later expired.)

Location of fatality: Long Khanh, South Vietnam, YT 447 003*

Place of interment: Engine Cemetery, Bluehole, Kentucky, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 40E 075 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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