Charles Richard KierPrivate First Class
C CO, 2ND BN, 503RD INF RGT, 173 ABN BDE
Army of the United States
11 July 1946 - 27 December 1965
Mound Valley, Kansas
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The database page for Charles Richard Kier
You said goodbye much too soon
Dedicated to Charles Richard Kier
A memorial initiated by a friend.
He was a very nice man, he loved us all and we all loved him, he died at a young age serving our country! We miss him and we STILL have him in our hearts and in our memories! I will pray for him!
Love from his granddaughter.
6 Jan 2005
He was very loved by his family - definitely by his mother, Betty Kier. She talks about him a lot! He was very nice to her!!! He definitely has the "Kier Ears", she says!!!!
From his granddaughter,
Notes from The Virtual WallAlthough the 3rd and 4th Marine Regiments were the first major American ground forces to arrive in Vietnam, the 173rd Airborne Brigade wasn't far behind, arriving at Bien Hoa in mid-May 1965. The "Sky Soldiers" promptly took the fight to the enemy and continued to do so for the next six years - but they paid a terrible price: over 1500 Sky Soldiers were killed in action or died of wounds received.
On 27 December 1965, C Company, 2/503rd Infantry, lost five men:
was buried on 10 January 1966 in Plot 2-0-1656,
Fort Scott National Cemetery,
Fort Scott, Kansas,
surrounded by other men of courage and integrity.
The point-of-contact for this memorial is|
Konnie Kier Lewis
12 Nov 2001
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Last updated 01/09/2005