On January 23, 2013, George Toriello sent me this information on David M. Kozak.
George Toriello gathered this information from two web sites, "The wall—USA” and
“The Virtual Wall.”

KIA on May 11, 1970

US Army
HHB (Headquarters and Headquarters Battery)
1st Battalion
82nd Field Artillery Regiment
America l Division

Purple Heart Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal

Born on March 1, 1947. He started his tour on March 6, 1970.
David was a Field Artillery Unit Commander, killed in Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam.

1) Click here to view 82nd Field Artillery patch
2) Click here to view Americal Division Patch (White stars on blue)

Memorial written by a friend:

St. Peter's College ROTC, Connecticut
David, it has been 40 years since we graduated that day in 1969. I remember you as a dedicated soldier who had a dedicated love for your country. Our life paths were different. Today my son was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. I can tell him I knew and served with soldiers like you. I am honored to have known you. 'We were soldiers once and young.'

~Bob Jonston - May 15, 2009~

Click here to view the Vietnam War Plaque in Hackensack Municipal Building


Background image of South Vietnamese soldiers in train obtained from: