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Chief Warrant Officer Three
Pierre R. Desroches
29 October 1951 – 7 March 1996
Chief Warrant Officer Three Pierre R. Desroches died during service with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
CW3 Desroches was born in California on October 29, 1951, and graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1969.
CW3 Desroches joined the Army in 1984, becoming a UH-1 pilot. His assignments included: Ft. Carson, Colorado; El Gora, Egypt; and Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. CW3 Desroches served as an Aviation Maintenance Officer and Instructor Pilot.
CW3 Desroches joined the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) in 1991. Most recently, CW3 Desroches served as an Instructor Pilot in A Company, 2nd Battalion, 160th SOAR (A). He participated in numerous deployments both in the Continental United States and overseas.
He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal on 7 March 1996. His numerous other awards include: the Army Commendation Medal (second award), the Joint Service Achievement Medal (second award), the Army Achievement Medal (second award), the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Senior Aviator Badge.
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