David V. Colbert

b_colbert_hsDavid Colbert, San Mateo High School, 1938

NAME:
David Vaughn Colbert
NICKNAME:
SERVICE NUMBER:
307330
HOME OF RECORD:
San Mateo, CA
NEXT OF KIN:
Father, Mr. John Colbert
DATE OF BIRTH:
2/20/1922
SERVICE DATES:
3/20/1941 – 10/10/1945
DATE OF DEATH:
CAMPAIGN UNIT MOS RATE RESULT
Coral Sea Marine Detachment,
USS Lexington
PFC  
Iwo Jima B/1/24 737 Corporal WIA 2x
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS:
Purple Heart with Gold Star
LAST KNOWN RANK:
Corporal

Biography coming soon.

Colbert's prognosis was accurate: he was back in combat within two weeks, only to be wounded a second time. War Diary, USS Hinsdale, April 1945.
Colbert’s prognosis was accurate: he was back in combat within two weeks, only to be wounded a second time. War Diary, USS Hinsdale, April 1945.

 

The Times (San Mateo, CA) 21 July 1945.
The Times (San Mateo, CA) 21 July 1945.