Drought, David Lee, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
11E10-Armor Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 11E10, 9th Infantry Division
Service Years
1966 - 1967
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Janesville
Last Address
Janesville

Casualty Date
Dec 31, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Phuoc Tuy (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Milton Lawns Memorial Park - Janesville, Wisconsin
Wall/Plot Coordinates
33E 007

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Armor Shoulder Cord Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran Gold Star




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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 Unit Assignments
HQ, 7th Army3rd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment9th Infantry Division
  1966-1967, 11E10, HQ, 7th Army
  1967-1968, 11E10, 3rd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment/C Company
  1967-1968, 11E10, 9th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
David Drought was born in Janesville and lived in both Milton and Edgerton while growing up. He was a 1964 graduate of Edgerton High School. He enlisted in the Army in May 1965 and was trained at Ft. Knox, KY. He was a honor graduate of the Special Armor School there. He served in Germany one year, returning home on Oct 4, 1967 for a one-month furlough with his family. He left for Vietnam on November 1, 1967. Sgt. Drought was survived by his wife Janet, whom he wed in 1965, his young son, his parents and 7 brothers and 6 sisters. At the time of Sgt. Drought's death, 4 of his brothers were in the service, and another brother was a Korean War veteran.
   
Comments/Citation
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 33E 007
Lawrence Englert
Ms USA
Rest in peace brave Soldier.
Dec 31, 2011

 

Manuel Pino Bco 2/8th 1st Cav 68-69

Peace
The soldiers do not speak. Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses: who has not heard them? They have a silence that speaks for them at night and when the clock counts. They say: We are young. We have died. Remember us. They say: We have done what we could but until it is finished it is not done. They say: We have given our lives but until it is finished no one can know what our lives gave. They say: Our deaths are not ours: they are yours they will mean what you make them. They say: Weather our lives and our deaths are for peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say: it is you who must say this. They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young. they say. We have died. Remember us:
Apr 21, 2007

 

Mark Brewer
surfhigh@earthlink.net
*** GRATEFUL AMERICAN ***
Huntington Beach, California, USA
LEST WE FORGET
http://www.3-5cav-blackknights.org
On this date, 39, years ago, David Lee Drought was killed, in action. David was, a member, of C, Troop, 3rd, Squadron, 5th, Cavalry, part, of the 9th, Infantry Division. The 3/5, Cav., were known, as the Black Knights. They were, an armored, cavalry unit, meaning, they fought primarily, from tanks and armored, fighting vehicles. They are a proud unit, with a proud, history. Details, of the 3/5, Cav., in Vietnam, can be found, in 2, books: (1) “If You Ain’t Cav…” by Dr. Lee March, pp. 59-65. (2) “Ringed, in Steel” by Colonel, Michael Mahler, p. 102. At that time, Col., Mahler was, Major Mahler, second, in command, of the 3/5, Cav.. For more info., about the 3/5, Cav., go to www.3-5cav-blackknights.org.. David was killed, with my cousin, James Arlia Blankenship and 9, other memebers, of C-Troop. The ambush, is detailed in the books, listed above. I provide, this info., for those who didn't, know, what happened. I’m doing, what I can, to keep his memory alive, for those who didn't, know him… “Lest We Forget.” Feel free, to email me, with questions. May David, rest in peace. I'am sincerely, forever grateful, for his service.
Dec 31, 2006

 

manny g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. “He which hath no stomach, to this fight, let him depart. But we in it, shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless you, for your Sacrifice!!!
Dec 31, 2006

 

J A
THANK-YOU DAVID
THANK-YOU, FOR THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE, THAT YOU GAVE, FOR OUR COUNTRY. YOUR PASSING WAS, FAR TO YOUNG. NEVER GETTING THE CHANCE, TO ENJOY CHILDREN, BEING A GRANDFATHER, OR ANY, OF YOUR OTHER FAMILY. PLEASE HERO, REST IN PEACE.
Friday, December 31, 2004
   
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