A Sailor's Story: Boiler Tech Third Class David Alan Gilliland


Boiler Tech Third Class David Alan Gilliland was born on April 28, 1969, in Warrensburg Missiouri.
He enlisted in the US Navy after attending Warrensburg High School and was assigned to the USS Iwo Jima.

Boiler Tech Third Class Gilliand was on duty as the ship left port in Manamana Bahrain and was killed when a high-pressure steam line broke during a boiler accident on October 30, 1990.


  1. Thank you for posting about this amazing man. He was my best friend from 4 years old and until the day he died. He took me on
    My first “date” when I was about 6 years old and to my senior prom when my date got in a bit of trouble. He made sure to tell me that I had to stop dating that one....lol. He was a truly great man. Compassionate. Funny. Giving and honest. He was and always will be in my heart.

    1. What a great story! Thank you! I love hearing more about these guys :) I'm glad you stopped by :)


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