David R. Watson, a native of White Haven and a member of the US Army’s 101st Airborne Division (AIR ASSAULT) was promoted to Captain on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014. Capt. Watson, who has been a member of the 101st for 4 years, is currently the Battalion Communications Officer for 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team.
After joining the Army in 2009 and graduating from Officer Candidate School in April 2010, Capt. Watson was commissioned as a 2nd Lieut. and stationed at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. He is a veteran of two tours in Afghanistan and has earned the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (2), the Afghan Campaign Medal, the Combat Action Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.
A 2009 graduate of Bloomsburg University and Crestwood High School class of 2004, Capt. Watson currently lives in Clarksville, Tennessee and is married to Samantha Watson, originally of Wayne, New Jersey.
He is the son of David H. Watson, White Haven and Beth Evert, Mountaintop, and the grandson of Betty Spagnola and the late Anthony Spagnola, also of Mountain Top, and the late David L and Evelyn Watson, New Jersey.
Capt. and Mrs. Watson are joined by Savannah, an energetic 2 year old Black Lab and are expecting their first child in July 2014