Nash, David Robertson


Rank: Staff Sergeant

Unit: I Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

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: 16-Sep-1946

Hometown: Mountain Lakes, New Jersey

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 11-Sep-1968

Start of tour: 16-Sep-1969

Incident date: 26-Mar-1970

Date of casualty: 13-May-1970

Age at death: 23

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
David Robertson Nash died as a result of wounds received while at a night defensive position when a booby trap detonated. He was admitted to a military medical facility and later expired. / At night defensive position (NDP).  Detonated hostile booby trap.  Individual was admitted to 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, 26 Mar 1970 at 0750 hrs, placed on Very Serious Injury (VSI) list 26 Mar 1970 at 1300 hrs.  Individual was eventually transferred to 294th General Hospital, Camp Drake, Japan, where he expired on 13 May 1970 at 0849 hrs.  Incident occurred on 26 Mar 1970.

Two Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SSG David Robertson Nash
SP4 Norman Howard Strength

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 078 365

Place of interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 10W 035 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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