David LeRoy Denzel

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  • Name: David LeRoy Denzel
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: March 16, 1952
  • Date of Death: July 29, 1972 (20 years old)
  • Parents: Charles Denzel and Alice (Ostlund) Denzel
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  • Highest Rank: SA (Seaman Apprentice)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: 1970
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  • Date of Discharge: 1972
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  • Military Highlights:
    David entered the military service in 1970. He saw action in the Vietnam Conflict and was discharged from the Navy in 1972.

  • Wars Involved:
    Vietnam Conflict

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  • Civilian Life:
    David attended local schools. He was a lifelong resident of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    David was killed in a highway accident southwest of Grand Rapids, Minnesota on July 29, 1972. He had just been home a short time before the accident happened.

    Surviving relatives include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Denzel; three sisters, Mrs. David Houghton, Mrs. Nancy Wait, and Kathy Denzel; and seven brothers, Charles, Gary, Richard, Randy, Dean, Brian, and Mark.

    David is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-G-11-11)

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