Patriot Guard and associates,
We are honored to have been invited to participate in a very special Honor and Remember Flag Presentation for US Army Spc. 4 Edward E. Tierney.
This Hero was tragically Killed in Action May 21st of 1968 in Vietnam. He belonged to: CO, 1ST BN, 12TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV.
He was awarded: Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service and Vietnam Campaign Medals.
Specialist Four Tierney distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 21 May 1968 while serving as a radio telephone operator near Quang Tri City. Specialist Tierney and two other soldiers entered a small village to capture a Viet Cong whose position had been spotted from a helicopter. When the point man saw the enemy crouching in a thicket and ordered him to surrender, the communist started to stand up as if to give himself up, but suddenly threw a grenade that he had been concealing. Seeing the deadly missile land a few feet from himself and his companions, Specialist Tierney shouted a warning and lunged towards the grenade to shield the others from the blast. Specialist Tierney was mortally wounded when the grenade exploded, but by his selfless act he saved his companions from injury. Specialist Four Tierney’s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
We will stand a Flag Line at this ceremony in presenting this Flag to his parents.
ASC Jack Casey will be RCIC and flags will be on site
Sunday July 13th
Roxbury Town Hall
26th North Street
God Bless America, Our Troops and 1st Responders!
Gregg “Flag 7” Barratt
Patriot Guard Riders
Connecticut State Captain
Director, Honor and Remember of CT