Oct 062011

PFC David Culp, Jr.

Birth: Nov. 13, 1948 Pineville, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

Death: Mar. 30, 1968 Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam.

PFC David Culp Jr, Vietnam Veteran, native of Pineville, NC was 19 years old and was not married. It was reported that David died from multiple fragmentation wounds from a mine. His body was recovered. David was described as an outstanding infantry rifleman. While manuvering with the point platoon for A/3/8, he lost his life almost instantly in an NVA ambush on the afternoon of March 30, 1968. He was the son of Mr. David Culp Sr. of Pineville, NC. He served with Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. He was awarded The Combat Infantryman’s Badge, 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 and the Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Big Pineville AME Zion Church and Cemetery, Pineville, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

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