David M. Belding

Lieutenant David M. Belding, 1st Platoon, 51st Company Infantry OCS,  OC 1-66, Fort Benning, Georgia

Rank: Captain (American Flag)

Branch: Infantry

Separation Date: July 5, 1968

Number of Years Served: 4

Deceased: June 2019

City and State: Santa Barbara, California

Awards: Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart (w/OLC),
Bronze Star (w/OLC and “V” Device), Silver Star, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (Individual).

Civilian/Military Schools & Degrees: Airborne School, Ft. Benning, GA; University
of Colorado, Antioch University, BA Clinical Psychology, MA Clinical Psychology.

Summary of Assignments: Mortar Platoon Leader, 3rd Armored Division, Ulm, Germany;
Company Commander, 3rd Armored Division; Rifle Platoon Leader, 1st
Brigade, 2/502, 101st Airborne Division; Commandant, 101st
Training School, Phan Rang, Vietnam.

Jobs/Profession following military: Photographer (India, Pakistan, Afghanistan,
Thailand); Drilling Fluids Engineer (Dubai, Egypt, Pakistan, India, and The
Sudan); Veterans Vocational Counselor, State of California; Readjustment
Counselor, VET Center, Oakland & Eureka, California.

Current hobbies/interests: Photography, Graphic Art, Gardening/Horticulture, Travel.

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