Moylan, David John


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: K Troop, 3rd 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: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 18-Jul-1949

Hometown: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Marital status: Married to Kathy R. Moylan

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 7-Oct-1969

Start of tour: 21-Apr-1970

Incident date: 26-Jun-1970

Date of casualty: 26-Jun-1970

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
David John Moylan was killed while at a defensive position when the area came under mortar attack by a hostile force. / At night defensive position (NDP).  Received hostile mortar attack.

Four Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Wesley Charles Howley Jr
PFC David John Moylan
SP4 Lawrence Lee Petersen
PFC Melvin Lewis Pullen

Location of fatality: Cambodia, XU 439 141

Place of interment: Calvary Cemetery, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 09W 096 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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