64TH TC SILVER STAR

On 4 Oct 03, in Orlando Fl, there was a dedication ceremony for the lLT David R. Wilson Armed Forces Reserve Center.  Dale Sindt, now a Colonel in the U. S. Army Reserve, who was a platoon leader with David Wilson, took action to so name this Center.  The Center covers 120,00 square feet and is a beautiful16 million dollar assembly hall and auditorium and training facility.

 

The  Silver Star citation for 1LT Wilson is as follows:

 

For gallantry in action while engaged in military operations against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, 1LT Wilson, Transportation Corps, U.S. Army, distinguished himself on 31 January 1968 while serving Commander of a supply convoy in the Republic of Vietnam.  Wilsonís convoy was subjected to fire by an enemy force.  Although he was safely out of the danger zone, he unhesitatingly returned to the scene of the action to lead his men to safety.  Many of the vehicles had halted in the kill zone and were subject to an intense enemy mortar and small arms fire.  Passing through the ambush zone, 1LT Wilson, with complete disregard for his own safety, turned around and reentered the kill zone to insure the safe passage of the rear element of the convoy.  While making this final courageous effort to insure the survival of these personnel, he was mortally wounded by an enemy mortar round falling on his vehicle.  Through his extraordinary heroism and outstanding leadership ability, 1LT Wilson was able to save the lives of many of his personnel who otherwise would have been halted in the kill zone subject to the most intense enemy fire.  1Lt Wilsonís personal bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.