David Stevens

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 29
National Memorial Panel / Row: East 7 / 12
Date of Birth: 14-Jan-1946
Neighborhood: West Philadelphia
High School: Overbrook High School
Street: Pemberton Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: LCPL
Date of Casualty: 29-Apr-1966
Province of Casualty: Quang Nam
Stevens was having difficulty finding a job be liked after graduating from Overbrook High School in 1963, and figured if he was going to fight, ii should be for his country and not as a result of the gang violence plaguing his West Philadelphia neighborhood. The 20-year-old Marine lance corporal, a rifleman with Company E of the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, was sent to Vietnam in February 1966. He died in Da Nang, Quang Nam Province, on April 29, 1966. Survivors included his parents.