David W. Vinup was born on Aug. 27, 1974 at
Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Ind., to Daniel L. (Sr.) and
A. (Lozier) Koons. David has six brothers: Kenny Roland, Kevin
Roland, Danny Vinup Jr., Dennis Vinup, James Vinup and Darren
Koons. He has one sister, Robin.
David grew up in Lawrenceburg and attended Central Elementary School, Greendale Middle School and graduated from Lawrenceburg
High School in 1992.
He is married to Connie (Ridgeway) and they have three children: son, Tyler, age 15; daughter, Brianna, age 13 and another
son, Zachary, age 5.
David entered the United States Navy on Sept.
9, 1992 and was honorably discharged on Jan. 31, 2013 as a Chief Petty
E-7. He took his basic training at Orlando, Fla., and then was
sent to Great Lakes, Ill., for Electronics Technician School.
From 1993-98 he was assigned to the aircraft carrier John F.
Kennedy, CV-67 and then transferred to the aircraft carrier Harry
S. Truman, CVN-75 from 1998-2000.