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First Name: David

Last Name: Arnott

Birthplace: Syracuse, NY, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Middle Name: Bruce

Date of Birth: 16 July 1949

Date of Death: 19 March 1969

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served: 1968 - 1969
David Bruce Arnott

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


David Bruce Arnott

Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps

David Bruce Arnott was born on 16 July 1949 in Syracuse, NY, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James O. Arnott. In 1961, he and his family moved to Liverpool, NY.

A 1967 graduate of Liverpool High School, David attended Edinboro State College, PA. He was a member of the Balmoral Highland Pipe Band. David was affiliated with Liverpool Methodist Church and the Methodist Youth Fellowship.

David entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1968 and began his tour in South Vietnam on 16 February 1969.

On 19 March 1969, PFC David Bruce Arnott was serving as a rifleman with D Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam.

PFC Arnott was killed in action that day when he sustained wounds from artillery, rocket, or mortar fire.


Purple Heart
Combat Action Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal


The name David B Arnott is inscribed on Panel 29W Line 075 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

Death and Burial

PFC David Bruce Arnott died on 19 March 1969 in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam. He is buried in White Chapel Memory Gardens in DeWitt, Onondaga County, NY.

Honoree ID: 3390   Created by: MHOH




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