Episode 2651 – Vietnam Vet and DSC recipient Kenneth David shared his story

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DSC recipient Kenneth David who served with the 101st Avn Div in Vietnam.

Episode 2651 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Vietnam Veteran Kenneth David of Girard, Ohio. The featured story appeared in The Tribune Chronicle of Warren, Ohio and was titled: Vietnam-era veteran: ‘Soldiers pray for peace’ Shares service with Cortland congregation. The story was submitted by Bob Coupland [bcoupland@tribtoday.com], a reporter for the Tribune Chronicle.

Coupland reported that Kenneth David, of Girard, was the guest speaker Sunday, November 12, 2023, at a special Veterans Day service at Cortland Christian Church. Frank Daugherty, a deacon at the church, said “today is a special day for us to thank and express our gratitude to our veterans. “Soldiers pray for peace because it is the soldier who suffers the deepest wounds of war.”

David was drafted into the Army in 1969 and arrived in South Vietnam in January 1970. He was involved in several battles, including on May 7, 1970, when he was wounded and members of his platoon were killed in North Vietnam. He was 19 at the time.

He served with the 101st Airborne Division and received the Distinguished Service Cross, which is the second highest military award for extraordinary heroism, among other medals. He also has been inducted into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame.

Kenneth said after getting out of the hospital after five months following his injury, he was bitter and angry and asked himself “Why me?” David said he learned the Lord had plans for him, including taking care of his mom who died in 2017 at age 91.

Kenneth David is another tremendous representative of the Vietnam Veteran Generation – one as great as any that ever heeded the call of duty from our country. America is fortunate to have citizens like Kenneth David who are willing to serve their country in difficult situations.

Listen to episode 2651 and discover more about Vietnam Veteran Kenneth David of Girard, Ohio and his service to his country.

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