David Dunnavant

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Home of Record: Madison, Illinois. Present home: Nanakuli, O'ahu, Hawai'i. Retired former US Marine Gunnery Sergeant and old Marine Grunt of twenty years (1963 to 1983). Other than being a Mud Marine for the first ten years. (The original term for Grunts in the Marines) Once Viet Nam was over. The downsizing of grunts begins. Switched fields mid way to the highest form of human destruction in the military. Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare Specialist. Both Defensive and Offensive operations. Returned to the US Government two years later as Physical Security/Law Enforcement for the US NAVY. Place of duty US Naval Base, Pearl Harbor and US Naval Magazine Lualualei, Hawaii. West side of Oahu, Hawaii.
While at Lualualei, got involved and interested in an old military aircraft crash site forward left side on a mountain half mile from the main gate called "PaliKea". Meaning cliffs cross in Hawaiian. March 22, 1955, a US Navy NATS (Naval Air Transportation Service) flight DC-6 Aircraft. On or about 2am in the morning, crashed into the mountain killing all on-board. 66 people were victims in the incident. No one survived. A mixture of all branches of the military returning to the mainland going to Travis Air Force Base. For respect and remembrance. All were posted on Find a Grave in remembrance.
Retired from US Civil Service Dec 2009 with 24 Years of Federal Service. Extremely talented with using computers and solving problems with them. Just an old Marine grunt still alive from the Viet Nam era. Two one and a half combat tours in-country. Da Nang area(1st Bn 3rd Marines) 1st tour and 2nd Dong Ha(3rd Bn 3rd Marines) area. Now, totally retired from the US Government side. Aloha, hang loose like a mongoose.
Have been a member of Ancestry.com since June 28, 2004 with a considerable family tree posted there. The Dunnavant & Ballentine Family Tree's. Aloha!

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