Charles David Kieser

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Charles David Kieser
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Date of Birth: 
October 27 1946
Date of Death: 
July 29 1967

Charles David Kieser was the youngest son of Robert J & Elizabeth (Stalder) Kieser and a lifelong resident of Orlando. He was born in Orlando on 27 Oct 1946 and was an active member of Delaney Street Baptist Church. David attended local schools and graduated from Florida Military School in 1964. After a year at University of South Florida, David enlisted in the Navy in 1966. He was attached to the FV-74 Flight Squadron on the USS Forrestal. where he was an aviation and electrician's mate third class. While off the coast of VietNam on 29 July 1967, there was a terrible fire on the Forrestal. David was one of 135 killed in the fire. He was 20 years old.

David was survived by his parents, Bob & Betty Kieser, 275 Prescott Dr, Orlando; a brother, Robert F., who was serving in the Air Force at Gunther Air Force Base, AL at that time; a sister, Betty Jo, wife of Glenn Stockton, who was serving in the Army at Ft Belvoir, VA, Niece & nephew, Betsy and Greg Stockton of Ft Belvoir, VA; many aunts, uncles & cousins.

The funeral was at Delaney Street Baptist Church; Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery.

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Place of Death: 
USS Forrestal, Vietnam
Primary State of Residence: 
Orlando, Florida, United States

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