David Martin Tapper

David Martin Tapper

Age: 32
Branch: USN
Rank(s): PH3, PH1
Unit(s): ST3, CID Det Monterey, NSWDG
Station: Dam Neck, VA

Fallen on: 20 Aug 2003
Location: Paktika Province Afghanistan
Era: Global War on Terror
Campaign: Enduring Freedom

Medals & Commendations: Bronze Star with ‘V’ device for Valor and Gold Star, Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal w/ Gold Star, Combat Action Ribbon w/ Gold Star, Navy Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal w/ three Bronze Stars, National Defense Service Medal w/ Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal w/ Bronze Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/ three Bronze Stars, NATO ISAF Afghanistan Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.

Hometown: Camden County, NJ

PH1 Tapper was in a convoy that made contact with enemy forces near Orgun in Paktika province and was shot during the ambush.