David Carroll

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 5
National Memorial Panel / Row: East 25 / 91
Date of Birth: 23-Apr-1948
High School: Benjamin Franklin High School
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: SP4
Date of Casualty: 03-Sep-1967
Province of Casualty:
Carroll enlisted in the Army after leaving Benjamin Franklin High School because he could not find satisfying work. "Everywhere he went . . . they�d just offer him dishwasher jobs" explained his mother. The 19-year-old specialist four was assigned to the 118th As-sault Helicopter Company. He wrote home asking for prayers after he killed four Viet Cong. including a woman. Carroll died on September 3, l967, the day Nguyen Van Thieu was elected president of South Vietnam. Carroll was killed when the helicopter in which he was a gunner crashed and burned. He was on his second tour of duty in Vietnam and was engaged to be married. Survivors include his mother and several brothers and sisters.