About the Author

DaveBioPicDavid J. McCallum was a Specialist 4th Class (Sp/4) in the U.S. Army. He was trained as a paratrooper and a medic, serving in Vietnam from December 1965 to December 1966 with the 1st Air Cavalry Division, specifically with the 1st Battalion 8th Cavalry (the 1st of the 8th – “Jumping Mustangs”). While on tour in Vietnam, he received the Purple Heart for a wound sustained in combat and earned the Combat Medical Badge. Following his honorable discharge from the Army, David earned his Associate’s degree at Peirce College and worked as an electrician and welder at a local utility company until his retirement. He currently resides in Delaware and enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren.


4 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. Hi Mr. McCallum, first, and foremost, thank you for your service. I know you don’t think so, but you are a hero and you deserve every accolade that comes your way. I am moved by each of your posts and honored to get to know you and your colleagues, both living and deceased. Everyone of you deserves our praises. As way of introduction, my name is Kevin Carey. Your neighbor, Midge, told me about your blog. Midge, although we only reconnected in the past couple of years, was/is my 2nd mother. Unbeknownst to her, she is my hero. You see, her Alan, Scot and Annette got me through some really rough times as a kid.

    Best of luck. I look forward to the book….and yes, the pictures you added this week were a welcomed addition. I can’t wait to see the upcoming video.

    again….thank you, thank you, thank you!


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