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PFC David Culp, Jr
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Birth: Nov. 13, 1948
Pineville
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 1968
Quang Ngai, Vietnam

PFC David Culp Jr, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Pineville, North Carolina.

Private First Class David Culp Jr was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, PFC Culp served our country until March 30th, 1968 in Quang Ngai, South Vietnam. He was 19 years old and was not married. It was reported that David died from multiple fragmentation wounds from a mine. His body was recovered. PFC Culp is on panel 47E, line 009 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.

David was one outstanding infantry rifleman. While maneuvering with the point platoon for A/3/8, he lost his life almost instantly in an NVA ambush on the afternoon of March 30, 1968. Those in his platoon will never forget him. God Speed David. Ralph Haun.

You were not only my cousin, but you were my best friend. Your sister Doris never accepted your death. She passed away and hopefully you are together now. Everybody was so sad when you died and you made history. You were the only casualty from Pineville, North Carolina. Florence.

He was the son of Mr David Culp Sr and Mrs Suzie L Culp, Route #1, Box 174, Pineville, NC.

He served with Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), the Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, the Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.





 
 
Burial:
Big Pineville AME Zion Church and Cemetery
Pineville
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 09, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17371346
PFC David Culp, Jr
Added by: Tom Reece
 
PFC David Culp, Jr
Added by: Tom Reece
 
PFC David Culp, Jr
Added by: Tom Reece
 
 
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