Shaffner, David Wayne


Rank: Private First Class

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

MOS: 36K – Tactical Wire Operations Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 6-Jun-1946

Hometown: Jonesville, North Carolina

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 24-Jan-1968

Start of tour: 29-Nov-1968

Incident date: 7-Jul-1969

Date of casualty: 7-Jul-1969

Age at death: 23

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Killed In Action. Gun or small arms fire. Small Arms Fire.
David Wayne Shaffner was at base camp on guard duty.  Another individual on guard duty started firing from the top of bunker toward perimeter.  Shaffner stuck his head out of bunker to see what firing was about and was hit by round.

Location of fatality: Long Khanh, South Vietnam, YT 430 045

Place of interment: Fall Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Jonesville, North Carolina, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 21W 077 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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