David Daniel Gensemer

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
29 September 1942 - 30 January 1966
Little Rock, Arkansas
Panel 04E Line 118

Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
David D Gensemer

The database page for David Daniel Gensemer

12 Dec 2002

Dan, my friend, I'll never forget you.

From a squadmate who shared a foxhole in Vietnam,
Al Zeller

SP4 David Gensemer
is remembered by his brothers from
Bravo 2/12 Cav

The CACCF database lists the date of loss as 30 Jan 1966,
but he was actually killed in action on 29 Jan 1966.

23 Oct 2003

I remember you like it was yesterday! I always wore your Army cap. For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know! We will never forget!

From his nephew,
Michael Chambers
Houston, Texas

14 Jan 2004

Dear Dad,
I never got to know you, but I do know one thing!!
You are my HERO!!
I Love You!

Your Son,
David Daniel Gensemer IV
5218 Appleblossom Lane, Friendswood, Texas 77546

10 Oct 2006

Dear Grandpa,
I never got to meet you, but I wish I could. You're a hero to me and I love you!!

Your Grandson,
Christopher Harald Gensemer

17 Jan 2007

It's been forty years but I've never forgotten you, I still remember all the good times we had in high school, your friend Frank

Robert F. Williams
1713 S. Detroit Avenue, Russellville, Ar 72801

A Note from The Virtual Wall

According to David Sigler's "Vietnam Battle Chronology" elements of the 1st Cavalry Division engaged the 7th and 9th Battalions, 33rd NVA Regiment, near the hamlet of Cu Nghi about eight miles north of Bong Son in Binh Dinh. The bloody fight began on 28 Jan 1966 and continued for three days. Although Sigler says 121 Americans died in the fighting, the casualty database lists 57 hostile-fire deaths in Binh Dinh Province during those three days; of them, 17 were from 2nd Bn, 12th Cavalry. Eight of the 17 were from SP4 Gensemer's Bravo Company 2/12:
  • SSG Jack Johnson, New York, NY
  • SSG Bernard J. Wait, Troy, NY
  • SGT Marvin L. Lindley, Spanish Fork, UT (Silver Star)
  • SGT Jack Thomas, Fort Jackson, SC
  • SP4 David D. Gensemer, Little Rock, AR
  • SP4 James B. Rogoff, Kerman, CA
  • SP4 Robert L. Smith, Welch, WV
  • PFC Eugene T. McCoy, Moulton, IA

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his son,
David Daniel Gensemer IV
5218 Appleblossom Lane Friendswood, Texas 77546

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 12 Dec 2002
Last updated 05/25/2007