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Spec David Edward Bergfeldt
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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.

Below is cited at www.virtualwall.org. Used with permission.

PERSONAL DATA
Home: Las Cruces, New Mexico
DOB: Wednesday, 12/20/1944
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Married? No
Religion: Lutheran & Missouri Synod

MILITARY DATA
Service: Army Of The United States
Comp: Regular
Grade: E5
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

CASUALTY DATA
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
 
 
Burial:
Fort Bliss National Cemetery
El Paso
El Paso County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section I Site 772
 
Maintained by: Billy M. Brown
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
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Spec David Edward Bergfeldt
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Spec David Edward Bergfeldt
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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
Kimberly Kimmel-Oberkimabmitz@earthlink.netadmirerEncinitas, California, United States, of AmericaFor SP5/E-5, David Bergfeldt AND all those, who knew him and loved him, I just want to say thank you, for your dedication and sacrifice! Please know, that yo...(Read more)
- Eddieb
 Added: Jul. 7, 2010
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