David James CarnevalePrivate First Class
C CO, 1ST BN, 7TH CAV RGT, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
05 January 1944 - 15 November 1965
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PFC David James Carnevale
Remembered by a friend,
and The Virtual Wall's
I visited this virtual Wall with a deep reverence.
I know about the Ia Drang battles.
Now I write here especially to honor the memory of PFC David James Carnevale
My last name is the same as his and that's enough for me to write here for him.
If somebody knows
From a visitor,
David James Carnevale was my younger brother. He was always happy and friendly. He was killed in action by hostile machine gun fire while on a search and destroy mission in the Ia Drang Valley 15 Nov 1965. We were notified of his death by a telegram delivered by a taxi cab driver. We recieved a letter from David the day before the telegram. He stated that he was sick like all of his buddies. He was shot down in a helicopter and lived. But his friend was killed. He also said a few more of his buddies were killed. He stated he has killed many people on the search and destroy missions and was sick of killing. I was in the US Army, 504th Military Police Battalion, from 1960 to 1963. The 504th was sent to Nam after I got out. Lucky for me.
I still miss my brother after all these years. They say time heals all wounds. I'm still sad that he died and sad about all the other young men and women who died in Nam. I saw the movie "We were Soldiers Once - and Young". At the movies' end Mel Gibson is looking at the Wall and in the middle of the screen was my brother's name on the Wall. Plus in the ending he was listed along with all the young men killed in the Ia Drang Valley. It was a sad day that day.
I would like to hear from anyone who knew David Carnevale and also from anyone who was in the Ia Drang Valley. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank You.
From his brother,
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29 Mar 2002
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 03/01/2004