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Lieut David Richard Bernstein
Birth: Apr. 14, 1979
Austin
Travis County
California, USA
Death: Oct. 18, 2003, Iraq

Army 1st Lt. Bernstein was assigned to 1st Battalion (Airborne), 508th Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy. Bernstein was on patrol in his humvee near Taza along with several other vehicles. Their mission was to locate and destroy an enemy position from which RPGs had been fired at his company. Ambushed, and bleeding profusely from a leg wound, he helped free his driver who was pinned down by the overturned vehicle. He then returned fire to the enemy. David grew up in Austin, Texas, and moved to Phoenixville, Pa. during his junior and senior years. He was valedictorian at Phoenixville Area High School in 1997 where he played football and excelled on the swim team. He chose the military as a career and graduated fifth in his class at West Point four years later. While at West Point, he was a civil engineering major and a swim team member. He enjoyed running, bicycling and competing in triathlons. David's battalion is referred to as Europe's 911 squad, famous for its quick reactions, most often carried out by parachuting into war zones. He was dropped into northern Iraq at the beginning of the war and had remained there ever since. All he wanted was to do something for his country. David's parents were presented with a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart that had been awarded him. (bio by: Brenda N) 
 
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United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 21, 2004
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