Gaddie, Jr., David, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11F10-Infantry Operations And Intelligence Specialist
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1970-1970, 11F10, 3rd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
Service Years
1969 - 1970

Staff Sergeant

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hope Mills
Last Address
Hope Mills

Casualty Date
Oct 04, 1970
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Binh Dinh
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Swans Creek Baptist Church Cemetery - Grays Creek, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
07W 111

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
3rd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
  1970-1970, 11F10, 3rd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1962-1973 Vietnam War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

SSG David Gaddie Jr, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Hope Mills, NC.

Staff Sergeant David Gaddie Jr was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SSG Gaddie served our country until October 4th, 1970 in Kontum, South Vietnam. He was 28 years old and was not married. It was reported that David died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. SSG Gaddie is on panel 07W, line 111 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

David Gaddie was a very good friend and as a very young person a very competitive co-worker in the tobacco fields of North Carolina. He gave his life that others might have a better one. He was the BEST then. He is the BEST now. He will never be forgotten. Earl Canady, 1511 Marshalldale, Arlington, TX, 76013.

He served with Echo Company, 3rd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, "The Rock", 173rd Airborne Brigade, USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Bronze Star Medal, The Army Commendation Medal, The Army Air Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.


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