Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

David R Bernstein

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

October 18, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
24 Army 1st Lt

1st Battalion (Airborne), 508th Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade

Camp Ederle, Italy

Killed in Taza, Iraq, when enemy forces ambushed their patrol using rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire.
AP News

Valedictorian at his suburban Philadelphia high school and fifth in his class at the U.S. Military Academy, David R. Bernstein had the intelligence and ambition to do anything he wanted. Bernstein, assigned to the 173rd Infantry Brigade based in Italy, was killed Oct. 18 when his patrol came under fire north of Baghdad.

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