|Birth: ||Jan. 5, 1948|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 29, 1968|
Thua Thien-Hue, Vietnam
PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service
82nd Airborne Division
Company D, 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry
RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HEART
UPDATE, JULY 29, 2015: THANK YOU to Bill, who just informed me that David's listed burial info is incorrect; because the notation was submitted to me quite awhile back and I no longer have access to the sender of the comments, I have no way of checking with them to see where they got their info, or why they felt it to be correct...and so I am pulling it from the page. I continue to hope that somebody will get in touch with me regarding correct data, photographs, etc. about David - Thank You!
PFC Alicea began his tour on June 8, 1968 and was killed less than eight weeks later, on August 29th, 1968 in Thua Thien, South Vietnam.
The event in which Mr. Alicea was killed also took the lives of ten other men; I am presently researching this information and will update this page, accordingly.
David Alicea was 20 years old at the time of his loss.
His cause of death is listed as hostile/ground casualty, multiple fragmentation wounds; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ramon Alicea, are listed as having survived him.
Mr. Alicea is also listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Panel 46W, Line 55.
This page is being placed online on the 44th anniversary of his death.
"These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They may or may not sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead." ~Robert G. Ingersoll
Ramon Alicea (1896 - 1952)
Created by: Rhonda C./Friends
Record added: Aug 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96235942