Rideout, David James, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1968 - 1969
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Order of the Spur

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1945
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SGT David O Olsen to remember Rideout, David James, SGT.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Bernardino
Last Address
San Bernardino

Casualty Date
Jan 16, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Green Acres Memorial Park & Mortuary - Bloomington, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
34W 017

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of The Spur


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial3/4 Cav AssociationThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1969, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]
  1969, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor


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Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 546
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  Tributes from Others: Aug 28, 2015  
   

This is Larry Roberts' photo
Posted on 5/29/17 - by Jim Carroll Jimcarroll@pobox.com
 
The senior photos in the high school yearbook from which this photo was copied unfortunately transposed the captions associated with the photos. Larry Roberts was a great guy, and may still be among the living, but on this Memorial Day, I remember Dave as though it were 1964, the last time I saw him alive. Resquiat in Pacem, classmate and brother Soldier. You are not forgotten.

I will attempt to attach an actual photo of Dave.


Brad  D'Emidio
Btdemidio@yahoo.com
Friend
Wa
You and your dad would stop by and repair our tv when I was a boy. I recall that dispite you being older than me by several years you always treated me kindly and with respect. Your mom and mine were good friends and I remember how sad they both were when they spoke of your loss. I have always remembered you and have periodically spoken your name out loud to keep your memory alive. God bless you and your family. Brad.
Apr 29, 2015
 
Remembering An American Hero
Posted on 2/28/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
 
Dear SGT David James Rideout, 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
 
 
Posted on 10/23/12 - by davj83@hotmail.com
Child of the War of the Vietnam, child of a soldier GI, it circulates in my blood forces it but also certainly the innocence of a child soldier of 23 years fallen for the honor & for his fatherland.
David Zapata
 
 
Thank You
 
Posted on 1/16/12 - by A Vietnam Vet.
Thank you, Brother.


Garnet  Jenkins
garijen@bresnan.net
Grand Junction Co
~ You Are Not Forgotten, Sgt David James Rideout ~

In Tribute to this Brave Young Soldier and with Profound Gratitude for his Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest in Peace, and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I am the sister of Sgt. David Dickinson, another young Hero, who also paid the Ultimate Price in Vietnam in 1967.....~TELL THEM OF US AND SAY...FOR THEIR TOMORROWS...WE GAVE OUR TODAY.~
Dec 20, 2009
 
Malcolm   Kirby
mlkdrk@earthlink.net
USAF Veteran-191st photo recon.
Rest in Peace, my Brother
You will not be forgotten...
Mar 25, 2008
 
Manuel Pino Bco 2/8th 1st Cav 68-69
mpjr54@msn.com
Fellow Vietnam Army Vet
B Trp/3/4th Cav Rgt, 25th Inf Div
THE EARTH SITS IN SILENCE TONIGHT, FOR AN ANCIENT HYMN TO BEGIN AGAIN. NOT WISHING FOR DRUMS OF WAR. BECAUSE WARS ECHO STILL REVERBERATES LIKE THE LONG AGO MUFFLED DRUMBEATS OF SOBBING HEARTS. THE EARTH STILL HOLDS THEM TIGHTLY TONIGHT. REFUSING TO LET GO SUCH PRECIOUS THINGS, WHILE YOUR SPACE BECAME ENGRAVED SORELY.

Jun 12, 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!!!
Jan 16, 2007
 
Grateful American
Fellow Californian
American Hero
Thank you Sgt Rideout for your service to country and your ultimate sacrifice. Rest well brave soldier and rest assured, that you, Sir, are not forgotten.
Sunday, January 16, 2005
 
 
Diane Whelan
in-law
He is still in our hearts and a wonderful young man.
Monday, July 15, 2002
 
Never Forgotten
FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heros you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heros lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
Posted by: Bill Nelson
Email: grite@yahoo.com
Relationship: NamVet 2/502 Inf 101 Abn 69-70
Monday, October 10, 2005

   
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Nov 15, 2018
   
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