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Frank L Pirillo


Born and raised in the Bronx, NY. Went to St. Helena Grammar and High School. Attended CCNY for one year before being drafted on 12/7/65
Induction was from Whitehall St. in NYC to Ft. Jackson, SC.
Basic training at Ft. Lewis, WA with the 4th Division, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry with Sgt Mallory.
After basic, I was assigned to Company S-4 under Major Ridpath.
Left for Vietnam with the advanced party, by air, two weeks before my unit left, by boat.
Received the Army Commendation Medal for the work we did in setting up our camp in Tuy Hoa.
After leaving Tuy Hoa for Pleiku, I was assigned to the 1st Brigade G1 under Major Haste.
I extended in Vietnam for two weeks so I could get an early out. Served 21 months instead of 24.

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Braves Always First
posted on May 26th, by Mark Coonrad,
Welcome Home Frank. My uncle served in the 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry, but not until after you had finished your tour. I've had the honor of meeting a few men that served with you, including Captain Mike Hamer, Robert Ramirez, Mike Horan and others. Have a bunch of 3/12 Infantry info that I'd like to send you if you are interested. Including my email here. Look forward to hearing from you.
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