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David Francis Abbott

Specialist 5, Army

Born: September 27, 1948
Hometown: Newport News, VA
Served In: Vietnam
Casualty Date: November 2, 1969
Died In: Tay Ninh Province, South Vietnam

SP5 Abbott’s specialty in the service was as a Single-Rotor Turbine Observation/ Utility Helicopter Repairman (ARMY). He served with the 1st Cavalry Division, C Company, 227th Aviation Battalion. He served in Vietnam for 2 1/2 years and was on a fourth extension when he was killed. Graduate of Newport News High School.

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