Brostrom, David Charles, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Primary Unit
1965-1966, USCGC Point Welcome (WPB-82329/NAKQ)
Service Years
1962 - 1966
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Los Altos, California
Last Address

Casualty Date
Aug 11, 1966
Hostile, Died
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
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Burial location unknown.

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US Coast Guard
  1965-1966, USCGC Point Welcome (WPB-82329/NAKQ)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1973 Vietnam War
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United States Coast Guard Academy
  1959-1963, United States Coast Guard Academy
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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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