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LTJG David Marion Christian
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1941
Kansas, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 1965, Vietnam

Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
Year Awarded 1965
Details behind Awards:

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Lieutenant, Junior Grade David Marion Christian, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a jet aircraft in Attack Squadron TWENTY-THREE (VA-23) aboard U.S.S. MIDWAY (CVA-41). During a combat strike against heavily defended radar installation 10 miles south of Thanh Hoa, North Vietnam, on 2 June 1965, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Christian pressed home successive attacks against the target in the face of intense, hostile anti-aircraft fire, scoring direct hits which destroyed the radar site. When his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire as he climbed off target, he stayed with his burning plane and established a glide toward the safety of the sea five miles away. However, he apparently was unable to escape the burning craft before it crashed into the water.

General Orders: All Hands (April 1966)
Action Date: June 2, 1965
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade
Squadron: Attack Squadron 23 (VA-23
Ship: U.S.S. Midway (CVA-41)
 
 
Burial:
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: SECTION MA-A SITE 48 CENOTAPH, NO ASHES BURIED.
 
Created by: Gaylon Hemphill
Record added: Aug 13, 2013
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LTJG David Marion Christian
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DAVID MARION CHRISTIAN LTJG - O2 - Navy - Reserve Casualty was on Jun 2, 1965In , NORTH VIETNAMHOSTILE, FIXED WING - PILOTAIR LOSS, CRASH ON LANDBody was recovered Panel 01E - Line 129
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DAVID MARION CHRISTIANNavy - LTJG - O2Age: 24Race: CaucasianSex: MaleDate of Birth Jan 15, 1941From: LANE, KSReligion: PROTESTANTMarital Status: Single
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