|Birth: ||Jul. 23, 1947|
Richton (Madison County)
|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.
Theodore J. Branstrom (1903 - 2000)
Verna C. Branstrom (1908 - 2001)
Plot: Lot: Sec-24SC Sp-555
Maintained by: Victor Vilionis
Originally Created by: Tony & Cindy Lloyd
Record added: Apr 27, 2011
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