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David Lawrence Eisenbraun
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Birth: Aug. 1, 1948
Death: Sep. 17, 1968, Vietnam

Hospital Corpsman David Eisenbraun of Youngstown, Ohio served in the United States Navy. Words written by a serviceman long ago and far away allow a Boardman family to recall fond memories of him, but also provide a sad reminder of his death. His family has 141 letters he wrote home from his time in the Navy. Through those letters they remember him in fullness of life as well as the tragic gallantry of his death. It came at a place called Landing Zone Margo, in Quang Tri Province, Republic of South Vietnam. Larry was treating a seriously wounded Marine when mortar shells began to fall around them. Eisenbraun shielded the wounded Marine with his own body. The Marine Eisenbraun was treating survived, but a mortar shell that fell nearby took Petty Officer 2nd Class "Doc" Eisenbraun at age 20. Witnesses said he had saved the Marine's life by shielding him. Eisenbraun received the Purple Heart. While there was talk of putting him in for the Silver Star for bravery, there is no evidence it was ever done. David is honored on Panel 43W, Row 14 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Alpha Company
Hospitalman (HN)
Marine rifle company corpsman
Purple Heart
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Dec 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23528677
David Lawrence Eisenbraun
Added by: Joyce Nance-Woodcock
David Lawrence Eisenbraun
Added by: Elizabeth Reed
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- Joyce Nance-Woodcock
 Added: Aug. 1, 2014
You and men like you, are the reason we are free today! As a spouse of a NAVY veteran I salute you sir for the sacrifices that you made!
- CindyS
 Added: Jan. 29, 2014

 Added: Jan. 26, 2014
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