VIETNAM - PIERCE, WALER MELVIN

Pierce, Walter Melvin

VIETNAM - PIERCE, WALER MELVIN
PIERCE, WALER MELVIN

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

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

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 17-Mar-1951

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: Unknown

Incident date: 10-Jun-1970

Date of casualty: 10-Jun-1970

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Non-Hostile – Died While Missing. Accident. Drowned, suffocated. Drowning.
Walter Melvin Pierce drowned while trying to swim across a stream near G Troop night defensive position (NDP).  A search of the area was made area but the body was not recovered.   Walter Melvin Pierce was declared deceased on 10-Jun-1971.

Location of fatality: Cambodia

Place of interment: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 09W 040 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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