Bausch, David Alan, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
67A-Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1971-1973, 67A, 1st Aviation Brigade
Service Years
1971 - 1972

Specialist 4

One Overseas Service Bar

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
May 24, 1972
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01W 029

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Aviation Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
1st Aviation Brigade/48th Assault Helicopter Company11th Aviation Group1st Aviation Brigade
  1971-1972, 67A, 1st Aviation Brigade/48th Assault Helicopter Company
  1971-1972, 67A, 11th Aviation Group/HHC
  1971-1973, 67A, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/Consolidation I Campaign (1971)
  1971-1972 Vietnam War/Consolidation II Campaign (1971-72)
  1972-1973 Vietnam War/Cease-Fire Campaign (1972-73)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

 Air Medal citation reads:
For heroism while engaged in aerial flight in connection with military operations against a hostile force:  Specialist Four Bausch distinguished himself while serving as crew chief of a lift helicopter on an air lift mission of South Vietnamese troops into enemy held territory in Quang Tri Province.  The Air Mission Control aircraft was responsible for locating enemy positions.  Due to timely briefings the lift aircraft were directed away from the heavy concentrations of enemy ground fire.  After the supported ground elements came under a full scale attack by North Vietnamese forces the Air Mission Control Aircraft escorted by two gunships returned to the area and assisted in repulsing the attack.  The Air Mission Commander and Crew combined with directing the gunships were responsible for the immediate destruction of one enemy large caliber antiaircraft position and one mortar position.  While enroute to the location of a lift helicopter just shot down the Air Mission Control aircraft was destroyed by a hand held surface to air missile.  His gallantry in action was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

Bronze Star citation reads:
For distinguishing himself by outstanding meritorious service in connection with ground operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam during the period 6 September 1971 to 24 May 1972 through his untiring efforts and professional ability, he consistently obtained outstanding results.  He was quick to grasp the implications of new problems with which he was faced as a result of ever changing situations inherent in a counterinsurgency operation and to find ways and means to solve those problems.  The energetic application of his extensive knowledge has materially contributed to the efforts of the United States mission to the Republic of Vietnam to assist that country in ridding itself of the communist threat to its freedom.  His initiative, zeal, sound judgment and devotion to duty have been in the highest tradition of the United States Army and reflect great credit on himself, his unit and the military service
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