Nord, David Lee


Rank: Staff Sergeant

Unit: I 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: 8-May-1948

Hometown: Ferdinand, Indiana

Marital status: Married to Louann E. Nord

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 3-Apr-1968

Start of tour: 1-Mar-1969

Incident date: 23-Jun-1969

Date of casualty: 23-Jun-1969

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
David Lee Nord was killed while commander of a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Commander of Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) on reconnaissance in force mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SSG David Lee Nord
SP4 Richard Earl Weiss
PFC Dennis Michael Williams

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 706 935

Place of interment: Saint Anthony Cemetery, Saint Anthony, Indiana, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 22W 123 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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