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David Joseph Richard Branstrom
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Birth: Jul. 23, 1947
Richton (Madison County)
Madison County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Dec. 8, 1966
Quang Ngai, Vietnam

David the son of Theodore J. and Verna C. Branstrom of Lincoln NE enlisted in the US Navy on March 19, 1965 in Omaha NE. He arrived in Vietnam and was assigned to H&S Company, attached to Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

In the early morning hours of December 8, a well-planned and coordinated attack by the Viet Cong occurred against the CAC Lima-4 defensive position near Son Tra village, in Binh Son District. Silently several of the enemy cut the protective wire and slipped inside, meanwhile, one of the Vietnamese inside the compound who had been a VC agent opened up a gate for another entry to the attackers. Once inside the sappers began to throw hand grenades and satchel charges. The defenders battled back, their aggression and determination broke the will of the VC sending them into retreat. Two Marines, a USN Corpsman and five PF's were killed in the action; three Marines and one PF were wounded and evacuated. HN Branstrom was that Corpsman; he died as a result of multiple fragmentation wounds from an enemy explosive device. 
 
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  Theodore J. Branstrom (1903 - 2000)
  Verna C. Branstrom (1908 - 2001)
 
Burial:
Wyuka Cemetery
Lincoln
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Lot: Sec-24SC Sp-555
 
Maintained by: Victor Vilionis
Originally Created by: Tony & Cindy Lloyd
Record added: Apr 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69013570
David Joseph Richard Branstrom
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David Joseph Richard Branstrom
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David Joseph Richard Branstrom
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- Tony & Cindy Lloyd
 Added: Jun. 5, 2012
Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Jul. 25, 2012

- Veteran's family
 Added: Jul. 21, 2012
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