|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1944, USA|
|Death: ||Dec. 23, 1969|
Bin Thang, Vietnam
Las Cruces Sun-News
January 4, 1970
MILITARY RITES FOR BERGFELDT SLATED MONDAY
Full military honors will be accorded to Spec 5 David E Bergfeldt who was killed in action in Vietnam December 23, at 11:00AM rites Monday at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso.
Funeral services were held at 11:00AM, rites on Saturday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. The Reverand Melvin Snodgrass officiated.
Bergfeldt was serving his third tour of duty in Vietnam when cut down on a road about 28 miles north of Saigon. He and three other men were ambushed by about 20 Viet Cong relatives said.He had served 24 months in Viet Nam of his slightly over 6 years of service.
Bergfeldt enlisted in the service Sept 1963 after attending Lynn High School here. A native of Minnesota he had called Las Cruces his home prior to enlisting.
Surviving are his father Olof Bergfeldt of Hallock, Minnesota, his mother Hilvie Smith of Las Cruces, one sister Mrs. Arlen Iverson of Las Cruces.
The body arrived from Viet Nam on Saturday.
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Home: Las Cruces, New Mexico
DOB: Wednesday, 12/20/1944
Religion: Lutheran & Missouri Synod
Service: Army Of The United States
Rank: Specialist Five
ID No: 474509933
MOS: 94B20 - Food Service Specialist
LenSvc: Between 6 and 7 years
Unit: BTRY C, 8TH BN, 6TH ARTY RGT, 1 INF DIV
Start Tour: Thursday, 10/17/1968
Cas Date: Tuesday, 12/23/1969
Age at Loss: 25
Remains: Body Recovered
Location: Binh Duong, South Vietnam
Type: Hostile, Died
Reason: Gun, Small Arms Fire - Ground Casualty
Last Update: December 1970
ON THE WALL
Panel 15W Line 085
Fort Bliss National Cemetery
El Paso County
Plot: Section I Site 772
Maintained by: Billy M. Brown
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 359196
Added by: Anonymous
mary ann gillispie
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Added: Aug. 20, 2015
KIA while serving as a Specialist Five with BTRY C, 8TH BN, 6TH ARTY RGT, 1 INF DIV, Army Of The United States from Las Cruces, New Mexico. His name is on the Wall at Panel 15W Line 085. May his sacrifice not be forgotten.|
Billy M. Brown
Added: Jan. 31, 2012
Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedom. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.|
Charles A. Lewis
Added: Feb. 18, 2011
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