Dallas Reese PridemoreSergeant First Class
D CO (SEP), 87TH INF RGT, 95TH MP BN, 18TH MP BDE
Army of the United States
29 April 1941 - 07 April 1977
East Liverpool, Ohio
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The database page for Dallas Reese Pridemore
REMEMBEREDby one who wears his MIA bracelet,
Please visit my
full memorial to SFC Dallas Pridemore.
It is very nice to see that my father's memory is shared by others.
From his son,
I have Dallas' MIA bracelet and wear it with reverence.
He is still not forgotten, I too have his MIA braclet.
I have a remembrance bracelet for Dallas Reese Pridemore.
My father (a Vietnam vet) gave it to me to wear with pride and I do.
The first time I saw Dallas's name on the Wall I cried for him even though I never knew him.
He gave a great sacrifice to this country to help in the challenge to find freedom.
Dallas, you are in my heart. Always,Pat
From a friend,
A Note from The Virtual WallD Company (Separate), 87th Infantry, was assigned to the 95th Military Police Battalion as a rifle company security force. Then-SSGT Dallas R. Pridemore was assigned as an infantry liaison non-commissioned officer stationed at Long Binh for his unit, Company D, 87th Infantry, 95th Military Police Battalion, which was garrisoned in Saigon.
On 8 September 1968, SSGT Pridemore was off duty and visiting a Vietnamese family in a village considered to be a suburb of Saigon, located some 4 miles northeast of the captial, Thu Duc District, Gia Dinh Province, South Vietnam. During the visit, an unspecified number of Viet Cong (VC) soldiers came to the house stating they were National Liberation Front police who wanted to make an ID check of household personnel.
They searched the house, captured Dallas Pridemore who was wearing civilian clothes at the time, and led him away at gunpoint. The Viet Cong threatened the Vietnamese family not to have anything more to do with Americans, and indicated they would release him in three days. After his abduction was reported to US authorities a thorough search of the village and surrounding countryside was conducted, but no trace of SSGT Pridemore was found. Because there were witnesses to his capture, Dallas Pridemore was immediately listed as a Prisoner of War.
Pridemore was not released with the other US prisoners in 1973. Intelligence reports received before and after the US withdrawal gave no definitive information of his fate:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 15 Jul 1999
Last updated 08/10/2009