He was a Cincinnati Bengals and Reds fan. He enjoyed semi-pro wrestling.
He married his high school sweetheart, Katie Halcomb December, 31, 2008.
"The greatest man to walk into my sisters life. I am proud and honored to have had [him] as my brother in law." Michele Halcomb, sister-in-law.
"He was an awesome guy ... he loved his son and his wife very much." Stacy Garrison, sister.
“David is a true hero.” Lucy Luff, mother.
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd BCT, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He had previously been assigned to Ft Lewis, Washington and was on his 2nd tour in Iraq.
"He was one of the funniest guys I knew, he had great potential. He was an outstanding soldier and a better husband, father, son, brother and friend." SFC Alba Juan, B CO 1/23 Infantry.
"David was a soft spoken brave soldier when I knew him. In times of heightened enemy contact, he maneuvered his stryker vehicle superbly and kept his crew safe and always returned us back to base unharmed." Nolan Alcantara, Former Platoon Leader, B/4/6
"Dave’s legacy as a free thinker, joker and all around whole heartedly good person will live on forever. I'm pretty sure everyone he met, he left an impact on them and they’ll remember who he was." SFC Steven Loduha, Former Platoon Sergeant, B/4/6
"Not only one of the best NCO's I have had the pleasure to work with but .. a good friend. He always had a smile on his face." SGT James C Studer
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Iraq Campaign Medal
He was laid to rest at Greenwood Cemetary in Hamilton, OH. He was honored on his final journey by Fairfield Firefighters, Police Officers, and the Patriot Guard.
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