David “Willy Lump Lump” Allen Wilson

David “Willy Lump Lump” Allen Wilson

Age: 31
Branch: USN
Rank(s): DC3, SM1, SMC
Unit(s): UDT22, UDT21, UDT12, ST1 (Plankowner)
Station: South Vietnam

Fallen on: 14 Jan 1969
Location: Vinh Long, South Vietnam
Era: Vietnam

Medals & Commendations: Bronze Star with ‘V’ device for Valor and Gold Star, Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Presidential Unit Citation w/ Bronze Star, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal w/2 Bronze Stars, National Defense Service Medal w/ Bronze Star, Antarctica Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ Silver Star, South Vietnam Military Merit Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Civil Action 1 C Palm Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.

Hometown: South Gate, CA

SMC Wilson’s squad surprised three Viet Cong in a sampan and took them under fire. During pursuit of the fleeing Viet Cong, SMC Wilson stepped on an enemy land mine and was mortally wounded.