Raymond Pearl, Jr. was born on July 3, 1933 and joined the Armed Forces while in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He served in the United States Army. In six years of service, he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He began a tour of duty in Vietnam on July 23, 1966. On October 29, 1966, at the age of 33, Raymond Pearl, Jr. perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam.
Courtesy of: Harry E. Pearl (Second Son)
In Memory of Staff Sergeant Raymond Pearl Jr. Bronze Star, Two Purple Hearts. Born July 3, 1933. Died October 29, 1966 in South Vietnam under hostile ground attack. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery November 7, 1966. A Father who gave his life for a country to keep it free.
Sergeant Pearl also served in the Korea War and was a recipient of the Korean Service Medal.
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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