Pierce, Darrel Gene, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1968 - 1969
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Order of the Spur

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Casualty Info
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Last Address

Casualty Date
Nov 08, 1969
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Hau Nghia (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Pilgrims Rest Cemetery - Ware, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
16W 046

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of The Spur

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial3/4 Cav AssociationThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1969, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]
  1969, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]

 Tributes from Members  
RIP Brother posted by MI Cameron, David (Pops), MSG 229 
Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548
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  Tributes from Others: Aug 26, 2015  

Cousin Darrel
Sgt Darrel Gene Pierce Darrel is my cousin and I remember many summers spent. He lives on in my heart and in the photos of my mind. Thank you again for this and thank you for your dedication to our country.
Posted by: Rebecca Pierce
Email: rebeccawittenburg@yahoo.com
Relationship: Cousin
Monday, April 30, 2012

Jim  Brothers
same platoon
Hi Darrel -another Veterans Day the people in this country genuinely seem to support the troops past and present. Anyway, just another reminder that you are not forgotten I think of you everyday and for some reason I cant forget that day in November of 69'. Rest easy, brother.
Nov 12, 2009
Jim  Brothers
same platoon
Hi Darrel, another Veterans Day has come and gone-you are not forgotten. Forever young.
Nov 18, 2008
Jim  Brothers
same platoon
Hi Darrel, tomorrow is Veterans Day and I just wanted to let you know that you and your service aren't forgotten.
Nov 10, 2007
Lindsey Pierce
Same last name
1865 Baywood Ln Sierra Vista AZ 85635 U.S.
Rest in Peace, Soldier.
My father had the same middle and last name. I am doing an assignment for a class as I type this and I have been touched by your heroic service to our country. Rest in peace, and God bless. I look forward to meeting you in Heaven.
Apr 12, 2007
Jim Brothers
We were in the same platoon
9379 Lakeridge Dr.
Bloomington, In. 47401
Rest in peace, my brother.
We were reinforcing a firefight in progress and a heading towards the treeline across a dry paddy. The gooks set off a command detonated mine of some kind. Me, SSgt. Pierce and a couple other guys went down. One of our choppers (D Trp. 3/4 Cav. 25th Centaurs)medevaced the two of us out right away. Darrel died on the helo being worked on by one of our medics. He was one of the nicest guys Ive ever known and the type who wouldnt ask one of his troops to do something he would`nt. Darrel, you are not forgotten. RIP,Brother. You truly were a hero.
Monday, March 04, 2002
Jim Brothers
Darrel Watching your life leave you on that Dust-Off so long ago I've thought about it every day. Twenty years later I contacted your family (sister) and sent a couple of pictures I had. What a waste that you didn't get to live the wonderful life you deserved. Peace.
Monday, October 07, 2002
Jim Brothers
same platoon
Hey, Darrel. It's Memorial Day '06. A monument is being erected in honor of all the D Troopers KIA in Viet Nam. Take care and see ya some day. Jim
Friday, May 26, 2006
We Remember
Darrell is buried at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Ware, MO. SS BSM PH
Posted by: Robert Sage
Email: rsage@austin.rr.com

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Not forgotten
Darrel, Although we never met,
I just want you to know you are
not forgotten. You gave the ultimate
sacrifice, your life for what you believed
in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you
for protecting the freedoms we enjoy
Posted by: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67

Relationship: fellow vet
Tuesday, November 8, 2005

IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548
Last Updated:
Aug 26, 2015
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