David Anthony Fasnacht was born on July 1, 1932 and joined the Armed Forces while in Janesville, Minnesota.
This information was compiled from the oficial public military record of David as well as the remembrances of the Reverend Father Bill Komstedt who as Col. William A. Komstedt Jr. commanded the 1st Mob in 1972-1973.
He served in the Regular Air Force.
In 14 years of service, he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant (E5)
David was married
He began his tour of duty on July 12, 1967. (Probably Vietnam TDY in-country date, not PI.)
On July 15, 1967, at the age of 35, David Anthony Fasnacht perished in the service of our country in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam, from hostile rocket or mortar fire.
"David arrived by air at Da Nang and his aircraft immediately came under mortar attack. He was hit and jumped into a ditch at the edge of the runway. He bled to death before the attack was over. Nobody was able to get to him. "
His body was recovered.
You can find David Anthony Fasnacht honored on the Vietnam Veterans memorial on Panel 23E, Row 75.
"At Clark Air Force Base in the Philippine Islands, an old Philippine Scout barracks was renovated by the 1st Mob in 1972-1973. It was turned into a fine dormitory and named Fasnacht Hall in honor of David. A marble memorial was placed at the entry."