Dan Rogers ShearinSergeant
B CO, 1ST BN, 5TH INF RGT, 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
24 January 1946 - 31 January 1966
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The database page for Dan Rogers Shearin
In Remembrance of SGT Dan R. Shearin
You were the first loss from our platoon, from our battalion, even, I believe, from the 25th Division. As a brand new 2nd Lieutenant you helped me when I arrived in the company just before the Division deployed. It was cruel fate that took you and I remember you often. You left many friends and soldiers that respect you still today.
Rest in Peace.
From his Platoon Leader,
Dan served in Vietnam during the early part of 1965, flying as an aircrewman in the UH-1 helicopter. He received two Air Medals, the first one for Meritorous Achievement while participating in aerial flight in RVN during the period 2/23/65 to 3/6/65 and the second one was for Heroism while participating in aerial flight in RVN on 4/29/65. He received his first Purple Heart for wounds received in action on that date.
He received the Bronze Star and his second Purple Heart while serving with the 5th Infantry.
Dan's birthday is January 24th and it means a lot in remembering him on his birthday that I can go to the memorial pages and see what has been done.
From his sister,
Time elapsed since you went away
Each time we see a flag flutter in the wind,
Folded fitly and tucked away,
Each time we gather for a family affair,
Written by his sister, Holly S. Prue
In memory of Sgt. Dan R. Shearin
It is with great honor that we remember you and all of the other great men and women whose names are engraved upon the Viet Nam The Virtual Wall on this Memorial Day, May 26, 2003.
With love and respect,
Holly, Hazel, and Earl
5th Infantry (Mech) - the Bobcats
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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