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In Memory of

Michael Pierce

April 14, 1949 - November 25, 2016

Obituary


Michael D. Pierce
4/14/49 - 11/25/16

Mike served his country and community with pride and distinction.

He is survived by Son David Pierce, Daughter In-Law Tanja Pierce, Brother Tim Pierce, Sister In-Law Kay Pierce, Sister In-Law Carolyn Pierce and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.

Mike flew Army Medevac / Dustoff missions in Vietnam in 1970 aboard a UH-1H 498th Dustoff chopper at Lane Army Heliport. Although he was a full time Dustoff radio (RTO) operator, Mike volunteered to frequently fly as an armed patient protector as sick and wounded...

Michael D. Pierce
4/14/49 - 11/25/16

Mike served his country and community with pride and distinction.

He is survived by Son David Pierce, Daughter In-Law Tanja Pierce, Brother Tim Pierce, Sister In-Law Kay Pierce, Sister In-Law Carolyn Pierce and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.

Mike flew Army Medevac / Dustoff missions in Vietnam in 1970 aboard a UH-1H 498th Dustoff chopper at Lane Army Heliport. Although he was a full time Dustoff radio (RTO) operator, Mike volunteered to frequently fly as an armed patient protector as sick and wounded U.S. soldiers were carried from field fire bases to Army evacuation hospitals in AnKhe and QuiNhon.

Many times Mike and his radio were the only life line communications to other friendly forces. He often went to field locations at LZ English, AnKhe and Pleiku to man the base station Dustoff frequencies.

He along with flight medic Richard Doke and crew chief Ken Lamborn (deceased due to KIA) saved many lives in Vietnam.
After Vietnam Mike served in Law Enforcement for 20 years with the Augusta, Georgia Richmond County Sheriffs' Department and 8 years with the City of Farmers Branch, Texas Police Department.