|Birth: ||Feb. 15, 1948|
|Death: ||Dec. 6, 1967, Vietnam|
SGT - E5 - Army - Regular
1st Cav Division (AMBL)
RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HEART
RECIPIENT OF BRONZE MEDAL OF VALOR
RECIPIENT OF THE AIR MEDAL
Sargeant David Thomas Dickinson began his tour on April 22, 1967; he was killed in action on December 6, 1967.
His death is listed as "Hostile/Ground Casualty - Other Explosive Device"; his body was recovered from South Vietnam. I have recently verified further information stating that Sgt. Dickinson was the driver of a jeep that hit a 'hostile, hidden mine'.
Sergeant Dickinson was 19 years old.
There is comment that he was from the Denver, Colorado area, and there has been notation that he was survived by at least one sibling; he was single at the time of his death.
He is listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall - Panel 31E, Line 45.
"These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They may or may not sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead." ~Robert G. Ingersoll
Specifically: Body recovered, further information unavailable at this time
Created by: Rhonda C. Poynter & Frie...
Record added: Sep 15, 2012
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