Brostrom, David Charles, LTJG
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Duty Station
1965-1966, USCGC Point Welcome (WPB-82329/NAKQ)
Service Years
1962 - 1966
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1941
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Los Altos, California
Last Address
Vietnam

Casualty Date
Aug 11, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Misadventure
Location
Vietnam
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Burial location unknown.

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 Duty Stations
Coast Guard
  1965-1966, USCGC Point Welcome (WPB-82329/NAKQ)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1975 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
United States Coast Guard Academy
  1959-1963, United States Coast Guard Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Lieutenant (j.g.) David Brostrom was the commanding officer of the cutter Point Welcome during a tour of duty with Operation Market Time in the Republic of Vietnam.  In a tragic "friendly fire" incident, several U.S. Air Force aircraft mistakenly attacked the Point Welcome while she was on patrol during the night of 11 August 1966. As soon as the Point Welcome was illuminated by flares dropped by the Air Force aircraft, he raced to the bridge, calling out orders to his crew.  He was killed as he reached the bridge.

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