This web site was made in honor of SGT David Eugene Bryant and others like him that paid the ultimate price for freedom. You will always be remembered.
David was born in Byron, Georgia on Nov 15, 1948 and raised in Warner Robins, Georgia. He died at the age of 21 on Oct. 19,1970. David was the son of WWII Veteran Homer Reese Bryant and Rebecca Watson Bryant Brookins. He has a brother named Homer Bryant Jr also from Warner Robins, GA.
David joined the U. S. Army September 10, 1968 and his tour of duty began on April 02, 1969 in Vietnam with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 17th Artillery Regiment where he was called Bry by his friends. It ended Oct. 19,1970 with C Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) where he was known as Dave.
David was killed in Long Khanh, South Vietnam from a head wound when the helicopter he was in received enemy ground fire while searching for a good friend of his named Rae Arvid Bailey who’s helicopter got shot down the day before in the same area. A long with Rae Bailey was pilot William(Bill)Cahill and SP6 Douglas Frank Strait when they took ground fire and crashed into thick jungle. David only had days before coming home when he was killed.
David was buried at 3:00pm on Oct. 27, 1970 in Warner Robins, Georgia.
Due to the recent thefts of bronze marker from veterans’ graves, I am no long disclosing the exact location of Davids grave site. If you are interested in visiting David’s grave or just interested in know where his body is at rest, contact me Don Sullivan at email@example.com
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends
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David was a hero many times and earned the following metals:
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal
Air Medal with 10 Oak Leaf Clusters
(Second Through Eleventh Award,
Eleventh Award for Heroism)
Army Commendation Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar
I just returned home from a business trip tonight but have been thinking about it being Dave's Birthday all week long. So I wanted to send in Another candle so Dave's family and friends know he is always in our memory.
Relationship with David: Army Brother
Tribute Video To David
David's Place on The Vitual Wall
Tributes from The Wall
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
In Memory of Sergeant David Bryant
David's Aunt Clara
THE VIET NAM VET
It's a very unique club -
I see it everywhere -
I see man embracing man -
A tear that says, "I care!".
There's a special look in eyes
That words cannot explain -
I see joy for this life -
Sometimes the living pain.
There's a camaraderie
That's very rare these days -
They let it show without shame
In so many different ways.
I wasn't there, (thank the Lord.)
So I can't really know -
I can only sense and feel
Those things which I see show.
The patience, understanding -
Which only they can feel -
There is something very special
And something very real.
by Del Jones
David's Friend That He Was Looking For
Rae Arvid Bailey
David Eugene Bryant name is located
on The Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington on Panel 06W - - Line 8
David You Will Never Forgotten