|Birth: ||Oct. 22, 1946|
|Death: ||Jul. 21, 1966, Vietnam|
Army Specialist 4 David L Berry, 19, of Mesquite Street in Houston, Texas, was killed Thursday in South VietNam when the armored personnel carrier he was riding in hit and exploded a mine. The Houston native was on his second tour of duty in VietNam. He would have graduated with the January 20, 1966 Class of SamHouston High School on Irvington in Houston, but left in 1964 to enlist in the Army and was first assigned to VietNam in June, 1965. He was reassigned there in December, 1965, after service in Hawaii. Berry was a member of the Aldine Church of Christ.
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At 1600, 21 July 1966, the 2nd Platoon, B/1/5th Infantry, got into a firefight while conducting operations in the Fil Hol Rubber Plantation. During the fight, an armored personnel carrier maneuvered to attack the enemy's flank. The APC was totally destroyed when a command-detonated mine set off TNT and C-4 explosives carried within the APC. David, along with six other men died in the incident..
Funeral Arrangements will be announced by Pat H Foley and Co..
rest in peace David....you left us way too soon....for the Class of 1966, Sam Houston High School....
(bio by: Paula Norris Pierce)
Cecil Cornell Berry (1915 - 2007)
Dorothy Frances Martin Harville (1924 - 2007)
Note: SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular 25th Infantry Division B Co. 1/5 Mech. Bobcats 19 year old Single, Caucasian, Male Born on Oct 22, 1946 From HOUSTON, TEXAS Length of service 2 years. His tour of duty began on Jan 04, 1966 Casualty was on Jul 21,
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Record added: Feb 11, 2010
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