David Guenther Livingston, son of Joseph and Frieda, was born in Breslau, Germany on September 11, 1919. After moving to the United States, he served in the American army.
During the Second Aliyah period, when illegal immigrant ships tried to break the blockade on the shores of the country, he was among those who joined in fighting our war and volunteered in the illegal immigrant ships “Chaim Arlosoroff” and “Independence.” In early May 1948, he arrived in Israel and visited Kibbutz Ramat David, where he joined the combat forces and served in the Yiftah Brigade, where he fell in battle in Mishmar Ha’emek on April 13, 1948.
It was determined that David was buried in an anonymous grave in the military cemetery in Afula. Following an investigation by the Unit for Locating Missing Persons in the IDF, in cooperation with the Unit for the Commemoration of the Soldier, held in 2011, it was determined that the deceased Joseph Kochan, who fell in those battles, was buried in this place and that the burial place of David Livingston is unknown. A monument was placed in his memory at Har Herzl/