Berry, David Loyall, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11C20-Indirect Fire Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 11C20, B Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry
Service Years
1964 - 1966

Specialist 4

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by SGT James E. Reece, III (Team Leader, Vietnam Profiles) to remember Berry, David Loyall, SP 4.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Houston, TX
Last Address
Houston, TX

Casualty Date
Jul 21, 1966
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Rosewood Funeral Home and Cemetery - Humble, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
09E 051

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  Tributes from Others: Jun 23, 2015  

A Note from The Virtual Wall
At 1600, 21 Jul 1966, the 2nd Platoon, B/1/5th Infantry, got into a firefight while conducting operations in the Fil Hol Rubber Plantation. During the fight, an armored personnel carrier maneuvered to attack the enemy's flank. The APC was totally destroyed when a command-detonated mine set off TNT and C-4 explosives carried within the APC. Seven men died in the incident:
SSG Wilberto C. Sanchez, Harlingen, TX
SP4 David L. Berry, Houston, TX
SP4 Richard D. Gill, Williston, ND
SP4 Leo E. Hinterlong, Cincinnati, OH
SP4 Larry Van Clief, New York, NY
PFC James X. Gilch, Camden, NJ
PFC Samuel G. Harris, Cutler, OH

helicopter group called the playboys Vietnam 1965 the Bobcats in 1966
Posted on 10/27/15 - by Jimmy R Berry
Well big brother you would have been 69 October 22nd 2015 I miss you every day may you rest in peace. From your little brother
Jimmy R Berry.GOD BLESS !
Remembering An American Hero
Posted on 7/21/13 - by Curt Carter
Dear SP4 David Loyall Berry, sir As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned. May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you. With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir Curt Carter
We Remember
Posted on 8/20/12 - by Robert Sage
David is buried at Rosewood Memorial Park, Humble,TX. AM-3OLC PH
Salute from a Wolfhound
Posted on 7/21/12 - by Ed Cardon
I did not know SP4 David Berry but I served with the 25th Infantry Division (1-27 Infantry Wolfhounds) from 1969-70. I salute your Service and Sacrifice. May you find the peace of the Lord and your family and friends as well.

davy b
Kilgore, Tx.
Honoring the memory, of a patriot. Thank you, for your service, to our nation. 'WERE IT NOT FOR THE BRAVE, THERE WOULD BE NO LAND, OF THE FREE.' ~Anon~ Rest in peace, David Loyall Berry, YOU, ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!!!
Oct 22, 2009
Linda  Duke
knew his brother
houston, Tx. USA
i'am not, sure, if this is, the right person, or not, i knew a david berry, that had, a brother, named Jimmy, from Aldine. we are sorry, that all, the young men and women, of all wars, died so young and sacrificed, so much. The person, that I knew, was, a very respectful and considerate, young man. We wish, you were still, with us. There should, never have, to be wars for people, to go to. let the leaders, fight each other. thank You always, we will, always remembe all, of the kind, souls, that have left, us, to soon, in all, of the wars.
May 25, 2009
Paula Norris Pierce
Fellow Student, SamHoustonHighSchool
Houston, Texas, USA
Thank you, David....
'Thank you,' David, for your supreme, sacrifice, seems so small.... over 40, years, have come and gone, since I knew, you, from our art, classes and riding, Mr. White's bus to FonvilleJuniorHigh and then onto the halls, of SamHoustonHighSchool. As your classmates, were celebrating and graduating on January 20, 1966 and then again in June, of 1966, how could, we have known your life, would be cut short just, a few weeks, afterward. Our freedom, for happiness and joy, were partly, made possible, because of the sacrifice, of YourLife! How profound... Rest In Peace... Every reunion that rolls around, (we just had our 40th, last October, 2006) I post, your picture and name along, with '66MarkMills and '66LyndolTolleson who served, in VietNam, as well and never came home... your spiritual sister, in Christ and former classmate and for the EntireClass, of 1966, SamHoustonHighSchool, Paula Norris Pierce, Jan'66.
Sep 27, 2007
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!!!
Jul 21, 2007
Kimberly Kimmel-Ober
Encinitas, California, United States, of America
For SP4/E-4, David Berry AND all those, who knew him and loved him, I just want to say thank you, for your dedication and sacrifice! Please know, that you have, not been forgotten and always will hold a special place, in my heart! It would have been nice, to have known you, as a person and I greatly, appreciate your service! I just wish, you did not have to pay, so, high a price! You forever will, be a hero, in my eyes!
Monday, October 22, 2001
doug snyder
2555, MIDDLE WAY, EASTON, PA., 18040, USA
Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Denis MCDonough
Fellow Bobcat
If anyone knows, this brave soldier, who paid the ultimate price, please contact, so we can honor, David, by having David's picture posted, on his fornmer unit, 1/5, Mech., website, memorial page and on the Wall.
Thursday, July 29, 2004
Denis McDonough
Fellow Bobcat

David, I just, wanted you, to know, you, are not forgotten. You, are loved and missed. My prayers, to you and your family.
Sunday, August 08, 2004
thank you

I want to thank you for fighting for our country during the Vietnam War.

-Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you.
I Chronicles 28:20 NIV
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Monday, July 21, 2003

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