David Lynn Judy

Lance Corporal
H CO, 2ND BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
05 July 1948 - 30 September 1968
Potomac, Illinois
Panel 42W Line 049

1ST MARDIV

5TH MARINES
David L Judy
Photo courtesy of his parents

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for David Lynn Judy

1 Jun 2002

FROM YOUR BUDDIES IN BOOT CAMP, PLATOON 3009.
YOU ARE MISSED.
REST IN PEACE.

Initiated by a friend,
Ron Deverick
rdever8708@aol.com

Potomac, Illinois
Memorial Day 2002


On Monday, 27 May 2002, people turned out for a special Memorial Day ceremony at the Potomac Cemetery to dedicate a new monument honoring close to 400 Champaign-area men and women who served in every war since the War of 1812. Lance Corporal David Lynn Judy's name appears on the memorial. The Champaign News-Express reported the event; an extract follows:

POTOMAC - In 1967, 19-year-old David L. Judy dropped out of Danville Junior College, said goodbye to his fiancee and family and enlisted in the U.S. Marines.

"He just had to go to Vietnam," his mother, Marjorie, recalled 35 years later. "He had to serve his country."

Lance Cpl. Judy never came back to finish school or marry his high school sweetheart. The following year, he died on a battlefield halfway across the world.

. . .

Marjorie Judy and her husband David, a veteran from World War II, lighted candles in remembrance.

After the ceremony, the couple sat on one of the granite benches and talked about their son and the pain of losing him.

"You never get over it," David Judy said quietly, tears filling his eyes. "But it's great to have something like this. People will never forget."


N-G photo by Holly Hart
David and Marjorie Judy light candles in honor of fallen soldiers on Monday during the dedication ceremony for the new memorial at Potomac Cemetery. Their son, David L. Judy, was killed in action during the Vietnam War.

From "Four-year dream comes true"
By Noelle McGee
© 2002 THE NEWS-GAZETTE (Champaign, Illinois)
Published Online May 28, 2002
Used with their kind permission.

15 Dec 2006

It truly is an honor to know that there is so much bravery and honor in the last name Judy.

From
Andrew L. Judy
Keyser, West Virginia
E-mail address is not available.

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Operation MAMELUKE THRUST was a clearing operation in the Go Noi Island area southwest of Danang. On 30 Sep 1968 the 2nd Bn, 5th Marines got into a fight near the hamlet of Cu Ban (4), about 2 kilometers southeast of the Liberty Bridge. Four Americans - two Marines and two Navy Corpsmen - were killed in the action:
  • HM3 Gary R. Shepperdson, Ann Arbor, MI, H&S 2/5
  • HN Philip A. Beasley, Boise, ID, H&S 2/5
  • LCpl David L. Judy, Potomac, IL, Hotel 2/4
  • LCpl Gary R. Townsend, Orchard Park, NY Fox 2/4 (Silver Star)


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Ron Deverick
rdever8708@aol.com



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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 1 Jun 2002
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