Decker, David John, CPT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 1542, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry (Airmobile)
Service Years
1958 - 1967


Special Forces

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Nov 19, 1967
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Kontum (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
30E 024

 Official Badges 

1st Cavalry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1967, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry (Airmobile)
  1967-1967, 1542, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry (Airmobile)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In Vietnam, he served as commander of Company B , 2nd Battalion, 8th Regiment, Ist Cavalry Division (airmobile) when he was killed by enemy small arms fire near Dak To, Vietnam.
Ray Bono
Served under him in Vietnam
10210 County Road 3050
Rolla, MO 65401 USA
Captain Decker, was a good man, whose only fault, was that he cared, to much for the rest of us. He died, trying to save one of our men, who had been captured by the NVA. I think about him, every day and will keep him, in my prayers always.
Monday, April 22, 2002
Barbara Miller
My husband served with Capt. Decker
3319 Gapland Rd
Rohrersville, MD 21779 USA
Thank you
My husband - James David Miller (J.D. or Dave) just called from the Wall to locate Capt. Decker's name, panel and line - which would link him to other fallen comrades from 67-68. He has spoken often and with feeling about Capt. Decker's quiet leadership and last walk into enemy fire. Mrs. Decker and son - thank you. He ensured my freedom and contributed to my David coming home. There were many a hero in the War - and your David was one of them
Sunday, November 10, 2002
Robert Hand
former student
Savannah, Ga.
Captain Decker was P.M.S. at Christobal High school in Panama (1966-1967) while I was enrolled in the R.O.T.C. program.and he was a major influence on my life and the lives of many other young men. He was a fine officer and soldier and respected by the community. And though I don't know the circumstances of his death, I am sure that it was in valor and with honor while performing his duties as a soldier. May his memory endure.
Sunday, February 10, 2002
David Bruce Rainey
ROTC Cristobal High School
2302 Cherry Ridge Ct.
Columbia , Mo 65203 usa
Real Soldier
Capt.Decker was an inspiration to the ROTC Corp at Cristobal High School.I was in the program from 66 67 to 68.Capt Decker was a Special Forces officer assigned to the PMS position at Cristobal,an unusual assingment.He was easy going and friendly.My Dad and I bought a Honda S 90 from him.I will always remember that day.We met his wife and kids,they lived in France Field I believe.We read a notice of his death on the bulletin board outside the ROTC office in the fall of 68.It said he had been killed by a sniper.It is good to hear from someone that seved with him and could relate the story of his death.Thank you. Bruce Rainey CHS68
Monday, April 26, 2004
 That's my dad!
This was my dad. If you knew him I'd like to hear from you.
Posted by: chris decker
Relationship: He is my father
Friday, December 12, 2003
We Remember
  David is buried at Arlington Nat Cem.
Posted by: Robert Sage
Sunday, February 13, 2005
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