SGT. David J. Chambers - U.S. Army
Hometown / City: Hampton, VA
Date of Death: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Conflict: Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
Branch: U.S. Army
Unit: 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, under control of the 7th Infantry Division
Post / Base: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
Birth: Mar. 21, 1987
Death: Jan. 16, 2013, Afghanistan
Sgt. David J. Chambers, 25, of Hampton, Va., died Jan. 16, in Panjwai District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he encountered an enemy improvised explosive device while on dismounted patrol. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, under control of the 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
Sgt. David James Chambers died on January 16, 2013 while on duty in the Panjwai District of Afghanistan. David was born and a native of Hampton, Virginia. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, under control of the 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. David's awards included the following: include the Purple Heart, Army Achievement Medal with 3rd oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 1 campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, and Driver's Badge. Dave was preceded in death by his grandparents David and Ada Mason and grandfather James B. Chambers (Command Sergeant Major, Retired). Visitation is Friday, January, 25 2013, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.at Foxhill Central United Methodist Church, 501 Beach Road Hampton VA 23664. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m Saturday January 26, 2013 at Foxhill Central United Methodist Church with burial at Clark's Cemetery after the service. Memorial contributions can be made out to Foxhill Central United Methodist Church 501 Beach Road Hampton VA 23664. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666. Published in Daily Press on January 25, 2013.