David Benjamin Mussey, SFC. (Ret).was born in New York City, New York, (Bronx)
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Sept. 27, 1947, resident of Ruidoso, New Mexico, passed away in the V.A. Hospital in
Albuquerque, New Mexico on May 11, 2011. He is survived by his wife Linda; daughter,
Letitia Mussey-Hitt, grandchildren Alex and Indigo Hitt of Dallas, Texas, son Martin Mussey
and wife Mary Cay, grandchildren Sarah and Erin Mussey of Dallas, Texas. He is also survived
by his brother Sol Mussey and wife Barbara from Baltimore, Maryland.
Mr. Mussey was preceded in death by his youngest son Robert.
SFC Mussey served in the military from Dec. 7, 1966 to May 27, 1982, during which time
he proudly served in the Vietnam War as a Crew Chief with B Co. (Lancers) 158th
AVN. Battalion, 101st Airborne Division.
SFC Mussey received the Bronze Star, Air Medal /9, Presidential Unit Citation,
Vietnamese Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, Army Service
Ribbon and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/palm. He also served 2 tours in the Republic
of Korea and received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.
Mr. Mussey went on to become a Civil Servant and supported the Military Air Defense as an
Instructor while also serving as an EEO Officer and Union Steward in El Paso, Tx.
Mr. Mussey created and organized the Lancer Association in 1994, bringing together the
original Lancers of the Vietnam War while reaching out to the current day Lancers for a united
group of brothers.
Services will be at the Fort Bliss Cemetery in El Paso, Texas on June 13th at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation be sent in his name to:
The Lancer Association, 119 Christy Rd., Portland, ME 04103-2807
Published in Ruidoso News from June 1 to July 1, 2011