More detail on this person: David A. Herbert David A. Herbert, a decorated Vietnam War helicopter pilot who was honored in 1998 by the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders for rescuing a girl from drowning, died at Brick Hospital. David was an Army helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War and received various medals, including the Distinguished Flying Cross Air Medal, the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal. He received a certificate from the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders in recognition of his courage in rescuing a girl from drowning while at the beach in Manasquan. When he heard the girl cry for help as she fought a rip tide, he went out and brought her to shore. The freeholders proclaimed July 9, 1998 "David Herbert Day" in honor of his actions. He was a member of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, the Airborne Law Enforcement Association, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was a helicopter pilot for the Monmouth County Shade Tree Commission, Freehold. He was a 1962 graduate of Freehold High School, and attended Utah University. Born in Jamison, Pa., he lived in Colts Neck before moving to Manasquan, NJ.
Burial information: Atlantic Cemetery, Colts Neck, NJ
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