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David Oberg

03/21/1948 - 07/06/2022

David Oberg was born March 21st, 1948. He passed away July 6th, 2022, in Chisholm, MN. He was raised in Embarrass, MN, and graduated from Embarrass High School. He enlisted in the United States Army and served from 1967 to August of 1969. He fought in Vietnam and served overseas from June 1968 to August of 1969. David worked as a crew chief on Huey Helicopters and supported missions for the Special Forces 57th Gladiator Assault Helicopter Company. He received the “Purple Heart” in 1969. He also received the “Air Medal” in 1969, awarded for 25 or more aerial missions over hostile territory.

David later graduated from Dunwoody College in Minneapolis and became an Electrician at Eveleth Taconite where he worked from 1976 to 1999. After, retiring from the mines he farmed potatoes and had a beef cattle ranch. He truly enjoyed working on the homestead in Pike, MN.

David is preceded in death by his mother, Ellen Oberg; and father, Fredrick Oberg.

David is survived by his sons, Jeremy and Shane Oberg.

Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.

4 thoughts on “David Oberg”

  1. Patrick honkola says:

    To my friend and big brother you will be missed. Proud to have been a friend of yours.

  2. Bob Palmi says:

    Miss you cousin David. We had a lot of good times together. Also I never ever forget our meeting in Vietnam in 69. So long my friend. RIP

  3. Bill Rosendahl says:

    My cousin David was older than me so I didn’t see him that much. I enjoyed spending time with him at Ellen and Fred’s farm. Growing up, we would go there often for saunas. David gave me his Navy warship models and his erector set. Treasures when you’re a little kid. David was a great guy and father. He will be missed.

  4. Jim Carriere says:

    David served with me in the 57th AHC and was in same flight platoon as I. I was in the CC Tap in Mpls when I returned from Vietnam and stumbled into David . David informed me that many of our combat brothers had been wounded and KIA. David flew many FOB missions with me into Laos and Cambodia for the 5th Special Forces. He came to many of our reunions with us with
    57th AHC group . I will truly miss him. He was such a humble , mellow person . A hero in my eyes! Prayers and Comfort to his boys and family.

    Jim Carriere

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