Pierce, John Robert


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: I Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 63C – General Vehicle Repairman

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 28-Nov-1944

Hometown: Bonnie, Illinois

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 6-Oct-1965

Start of tour: 24-Aug-1966

Incident date: 9-Oct-1966

Date of casualty: 9-Oct-1966

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
John Robert Pierce died on 9 Oct 1966 in Vietnam as the result of gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen. He was manning an observation post when hit by hostile sniper fire.

Location of fatality: South Vietnam

Place of interment: Bethel Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Illinois, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 11E 064 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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