Feb 082012
 

David Brennan Schachner

Birth: May 17, 1948 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: May 14, 1969, Vietnam.

SP4 David Brennan Schachner native of Charlotte, North Carolina was a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that David died from an undetermined explosion. His body was recovered.

His dog Hector and him “walked point” for patrols his whole tour looking for the elusive enemy. He was a Scout Dog Handler with the 40th Scout Dog Platoon. David and his dog saved many lives while he was walking as point man for different patrols during his time in Vietnam. His comrades remember David with a smile because he was always making them laugh. He was a great guy and a big cut up. His brother Nick Schachner was supposed to go to Vietnam his father stopped the plane because he had already had one child killed in action. He was the Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Schachner, Sr. of Charlotte, NC. 

He served with Delta Company 1/35th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Scout Dog Platoon. He was an Infantry Scout Dog Handler. 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: Elmwood Cemetery Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Plot: Sect. A, Lot # 12, Grave # 7.

(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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