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Spec David L Tiffany
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Birth: Jul. 24, 1949
Merced County
California, USA
Death: May 28, 1969
Long An, Vietnam

The Distinguised Service Cross Is Awarded
To David L Tiffany

(Posthumously)

Rank and Unit: Specialist Five, Company E, 5th Battalion, 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division

Date and Place: 28 May 1969, Republic of Vietnam

Reason: For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam: Specialist Five Tiffany distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 28 May 1969 as a senior medical aidman on an airmobile operation in Long An Province. Immediately upon being inserted into its area of operation, Specialist Tiffany's platoon came into heavy contact with and enemy force. Returning fire, they forced the enemy troops to disperse. While moving n pursuit of the fleeing enemy, the platoon again came under intense fire and suffered casualties in the command element. Specialist Tiffany, who had been at the rear of the sweep formation, moved to the point of heaviest contact where his wounded comrades lay exposed to the hail of enemy ordnance. Although he was pinned down before he could reach the wounded men, he managed to silence a hostile emplacement long enough to run to the casualties. He quickly administered aid to the injured men and carried one casualty to safety. Returning to the center of conflict, he spotted his wounded platoon leader and immediately moved to his assistance. While attempting to rescue his comrade, he was mortally wounded. Specialist Five Tiffany's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

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PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Riverside, California
Date of birth: Sunday, 07/24/1949

MILITARY DATA
Service: Army (Regular)
Grade at loss: E5
Rank: Specialist Five
ID No: 18852162
MOS: 91B10 Medical NCO
LenSvc: Between 1 and 2 years
Unit: HHC, 5TH BN, 60TH INF RGT, 9 INF DIV

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: Thursday, 09/05/1968
Cas Date: Wednesday, 05/28/1969
Age at Loss: 19
Remains: Body Recovered
Location: Long An, South Vietnam
Type: Hostile, Died
Reason: Gun, Small Arms Fire - Ground Casualty

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 Parents:
  Laurence Laurell Tiffany (1917 - 1995)
  Mary Undine King Tiffany (1924 - 1996)
 
 Sibling:
  David L Tiffany (1949 - 1969)
  David Tiffany (1949 - 1969)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park & Mortuary
Riverside
Riverside County
California, USA
Plot: Graceland, 582C
 
Created by: Billy M. Brown
Record added: Dec 08, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 121410032
Spec David L Tiffany
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Spec David L Tiffany
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Spec David L Tiffany
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- wings214
 Added: Dec. 15, 2014
Remembering you and your family today. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. May you rest in peace.
- A Marine's Daughter & Army Mom
 Added: Oct. 25, 2014
May his sacrifice not be forgotten.
- Billy M. Brown
 Added: Dec. 8, 2013
 
 
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