PFC David Zavala Balades

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PFC David Zavala Balades

  • Birth 20 Oct 1947 Oxnard, Ventura County, California, USA
  • Death 28 Feb 1968 Quang Tri, Vietnam
  • Burial Oxnard, Ventura County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 43737849

PFC Balades #2127880
MOS:1341 Engineer Equipment Mechanic.

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David enlisted in the Marines 25 December 1967,in Los Angeles,CA.

Upon arriving in Vietnam 28 February 1968,he was assigned to H&s Company,3rd Shore Party Battalion,3rd Marine Division.

David died when he was a passenger on board a CH46D helicopter enroute to Khe Sanh Airfield,on a recovery mission when the helicopter was downed by heavy hostile weapons fire and exploded on impact with the ground,about 12 kilometers north northeast of Khe Sanh Airfield.David served his country for two years.

Survived by his wife;Carol L Balades,and two sons;David E and Daniel R Balades.His parenst;Marcelino & Aurora Balades,all of Oxnard,CA.
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  • Maintained by: Tony
  • Originally Created by: Pennsylvania Lady
  • Added: 30 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43737849
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC David Zavala Balades (20 Oct 1947–28 Feb 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43737849, citing Santa Clara Cemetery, Oxnard, Ventura County, California, USA ; Maintained by Tony (contributor 47235247) .