Retired Army Maj. Gen. Bert A. David, 54, whose assignments included the Pentagon and who was a combat veteran of the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, died of leukemia Sunday at Walter Reed Hospital.

Gen. David served as the executive officer of an infantry battalion in Korea and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

From May 1967, to June 1968, he commanded the Mobile Riverine Force in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, where he earned a silver Star.

His years in Washington included 1959 to 1961 duty at the Pentagon, and a stint from 1964 to 1967 studying at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and working in the office of the Army's deputy chief of staff for personnel.

Gen. David was assistant deputy chief of staff for logistics for two years before retiring from active duty in 1977.

His other decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal and the Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters. He wore the combat infantryman's badge.

Gen. David was a native of Lehighton, Pa., and was a 1946 graduate of the Military Academy at West Point. He earned a master's degree in businness administration at George Washington University.

He lived in Alexandria until moving to Camp Hill, Pa., a year ago.

He is surivived by his wife, the former Shirley Fagan, of the home; four sons, Bert A.Jr., of Arlington, Jon R., a student at Dickinson College, and Scott C. and Lance B., students at Wake Forest University; a sister, Elaine Mellen, of Lehighton, and two grandchildren.