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.