Pollock, Douglas Ray, SGT

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11F10-Infantry Operations And Intelligence Specialist
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11F10, F Company, 75th Infantry (Ranger)
Service Years
1967 - 1969


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Casualty Date
Mar 08, 1969
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Brush Memorial Cemetery - Brush, Colorado
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30W 079

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Infantry Shoulder Cord 75th Ranger Regiment

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor3/4 Cav Association
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1969, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  1969, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]

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  Tributes from Others: Aug 27, 2015  

Remembering An American Hero
Posted on 3/7/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
Dear SGT Douglas Ray Pollock, sir As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned. With respect, Sir Curt Carter
Hello Daddy
Posted on 10/20/13 - by Michele Backer
I am showing my daughter, Jayda, who is now 13 your photo's. Although I don't remember our first meeting because I was only 2 months old, I carry you in my heart. I have your photo's on my wall in my bedroom. Your my hero and I want you to be her's too. I named my oldest son after you. Jordan Douglas. My other son is Justin Michael. I love my kids and can't imagine life with out them. I wish you were here with me watching them grow up. Sharing the hard time and the good times with us. Someday, you will get to meet them. Someday, I will get to meet you. I love you daddy.
Your loving daughter, Michele
Randy  Davis
High School Classmate
859 River Chase Road Lenoir City TN 37772 USA
Lest We Forget
Doug and I were classmates in High School. Although friend, we also seemed to cross swords a lot like most high school boys in a small farming/ranching town. Regretfully, I lost track of Doug when I joined the Navy. I served in Vietnam but was not wounded. I, like so many other Vietnam-era Vets have suffered from several forms of cancer...can't help but think I was wounded there in a way as well. I recently found out about Doug and this site from a couple of friends (also classmates) that have posted here as well. Doug clearly was a warrior and a hero for us all to be proud of and is missed. To have progressed as far as he did in such a short time, it is clear he was a leader and a man among men. Such a waste. Thank You For Your Service!!
Oct 25, 2012

Charley  McCauley
childhood friend
P.O.Box 1991 Fraser Co 80442 USA
Just saying good bye before we say hello again
Doug,I just busted out my book of friends who died inViet Nam and thought I had better say hi while I still can. You were a good friend although we used to get into a lot of fights with each other. I never saw you after you moved to Brush but I thought of you often and still do.I always wonder about the details of your death and now that I have have a little time on my hands and going to try to find and after action report. I got through the war unharmed or so I thought untill a couple of months ago when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer from agent orange. It's early onset though so don't be looking for me soon. Charley McCauley 327th SPS, 90th SOG. 14th ACW Nha Trang RVN 70-71. Rest in Peace Brother.
Jan 14, 2011
David  Regenthal
fellow veteran (served with)
PO Box 2374 Fort Myers Beach FL 33932 USA
Never forgotten
Hello Doug- You and Charlie Macken went together. Gary Lemonds told me what happened it was an accident. Gary is gone now too. We visit your panel at the Wall in D.C. each Memorial & Veterans Days. Your name always comes up at reunions and get togethers. I wish I had been there but it would not have made a difference. I can not say how sad I am for your loss and the nearly 40 others that served with F/50th F/75th and are there with you on the Wall. I am as sure as I can be that you would have enjoyed being with us I look forward to the day when we will all be together again. I am so excited to see the message from your daughter perhaps she will contact us or become involved with 'Sons & Daughters In Touch' Peace be with you my friend, it won't be much longer and we'll all be home. Reg
Aug 17, 2009
Ron Miller
Childhood Friend
540 America Blvd.
Sequim, Washington 98382 United States
I knew Doug when he lived in Longmont, Colorado. We were 13-15 years old and lived just a couple of blocks from each other. He was a great friend, and the one thing I'll always remember about him was his hair. He was always combing it, wanting to look his best! I think of Doug often over the years and always thought of him as a real hero in my heart. I miss you, buddy.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Michele Pollock-Dale
806 42nd Street
Evans, co 80620 USA
Always My Hero
My Father, A real hero. I LOVE YOU, though I never got to meet you. I know you had the courage of a thousand men. You had to! Just the idea of going so far away, all alone, to fight a war not many agreed with and few supported! You must have been an awesome man. I'm very very sad that I had to grow up with out you. I have a large empty space in my heart where memories of you should be. I try not to be angry but sometimes its hard. Like on my wedding day when you were not there to walk me down the isle. When I had my first baby, who I named after you. When I have my second child who looked like your baby pictures, and when I had my baby girl. My kids, I'm so proud of them but I can't share that with you. It hurts a lot daddy. I know very little about you but what I do know I have passed on to them. I tell them their Grandpa is a hero. A brave man who fought for his country.who gave his life for our freedom. I tell them that when they say the pledge of allegiance it's for you and all your friends who fought beside you and died with you, before you and after you. I will try to live a brave life so that you will be proud of me. I Love You Daddy. Your baby girl, Michele
Saturday, December 29, 2001
Manuel Pino Jr Bco 2/8th 1st Cav 68-69
Fellow Army Vietnam Vet from Co.
MY COUNTRY'S FLAG CRIED the flag bowed it's bars and wept starry tears as it hung at half-mast for a soldier's years. another youth it had called and another youth had died. I stood and i watched as my country's flag cried. it clothed the drab coffin in it's red, white, and blue, silently protecting the contents for the comfort of a few. it brought strength to some, to others, bitter pride. but as mourners filed by, my country's flag cried. as it rode to the field where the soldier was laid away, the flag recalled the pledge that he used to stand and say, but to war he went and to keep that pledge, he tried. as the guns fired their last salute, my country's flag cried. as taps rang out, it was folded with care, for the soldier's soul a chaplin whispered a prayer. he asked god for peace in this world to abide, and in a grieving mother's arms my country's flag cried!
Friday, November 18, 2005
Sgt. Pollock, Team Leader, 75th RANGERS
I was with Sgt. Pollock when he and another member of our 6 man ambush patrol,Charles Macken, were killed. I was asst. team leader on that mission. I miss my fellow RANGERS greatly!
Posted by: Robert DeYoung
Email: b.deyoung15@yahoo.com
Relationship: We served together
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
We Remember
Douglas is buried at Brush Cemetery in Brush, CO. BSM PH/OLC
Posted by: Robert Sage
Email: rsage@austin.rr.com

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Doug served in Co F, 50th Infantry (LRP) / Co F, 75th Infantry, Ranger. He was a close friend, if only for three months. I still miss him deeply
Posted by: William Mrkvicka

Relationship: We served together
Wednesday, October 30, 2002
My brother Doug
This is so hard, I have so many memories of Doug. He was my little brother, but was almost always the one that was my "protector". I will always miss him, and wish that things would have worked out differently, but that doesn't happen. I will always miss him, of course, but he made the decision to remain in Viet Nam, when he could have come home. I have to respect him and his decision, no matter how much it hurts me to not have him anymore. He is always in my thoughts and memories, and there are so many that I can't write all of them down now, so I will just keep them in my heart
Posted by: Paulette Jimenez

Relationship: He is my brother
Thursday, October 11, 2001
 My brother Doug
Posted by: Paulette Jimenez

Relationship: He is my brother
Monday, October 8, 2001

IN Olsen, David O, SGT 547
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