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SFC Raymond Maurice Darrigan

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SFC Raymond Maurice Darrigan

  • Birth 8 Dec 1926 Brighton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 6 Feb 1967 Bien Hoa, Dong Nai, Vietnam
  • Burial Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
  • Plot Section 12, site 863B
  • Memorial ID 20842619

SFC Raymond Maurice Darrigan, Korean War Veteran, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Brighton, Massachusetts.

Sergeant First Class Raymond Maurice Darrigan was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SFC Darrigan served our country until February 6th, 1967 in Binh Hoa, South Vietnam. He was 40 years old and was married. It was reported that Raymond died from multiple fragmentation wounds from a mine. His body was recovered. Raymond was born on December 8th, 1926 in Brighton, Massachusetts. SFC Darrigan is on panel 14E, line 128 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 16 years.

Your life was not long enough. I wish that I could have met you. I am your granddaughter, daughter to Michael Raymond Darrigan. Right now I am doing everything I can to learn about the man that made my family possible. Anybody with any information, please feel free to e-mail me.

I just want to start off saying i love you. You are the the reason I am here. My Dad is your second son Stan.

We were members of the 82nd Abn Div rifle team in the early 60's. A finer soldier, person, and friend could not be found. We lived on the same street then and I understand he had 6 young children. It hurt me deeply to hear the sad news of his death. The world has lost a good and honest man. William Brushwood, SGM,USA,Ret.

Hello dad, My god I just realized something. I am 36 years old and this is the first time I ever was given an opportunity to say "Hi Dad". I was too young to remember anything about you Dad. Only the pictures I've been shown or the stories I've been told. But there is one thing you can rest assured of, I think of you almost every day of my life. I have for some reason held a fascination for anything related to the Vietnam experience. I guess it's because of you Dad. I have the utmost respect for you for the sacrifice that you gave. I can't begin to imagine the reality of what you experienced while you were there. I've been to the Wall and I've seen your name. As I said, I'm 36 years old now. I've been paralyzed from the neck down for 6 of those years. A lot has changed in my life in these 6 years except one thing, and that is my respect for the men who did what they had to do. It had to be a nightmare. This is as close to you my father that I have ever felt. I know somehow you will get this message and I know you are with me in spirit. Be there soon. I'll be joining you soon Dad. Save a place for me in heaven. Love you Dad. Carry on Troop, Your loving son, Jimmy Darrigan, 1400 Gandy Blvd, Street, Petersburg, Fl., 33702, Jamesd0u812@aol.com.

He is the Father to Raymond Michael Darrigan, Stanley Darrigan and James Darrigan.

He served with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, "The Rock", 173rd Airborne Brigade, USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.





Inscription

Massachusetts; Sergeant 1st Class, Company A, 503 Infantry, 173 Airborne Brigade, Korea, Vietnam; Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart


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  • Created by: Tom Reece
  • Added: 8 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20842619
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SFC Raymond Maurice Darrigan (8 Dec 1926–6 Feb 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20842619, citing Raleigh National Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Tom Reece (contributor 46857744) .