Post-Vietnam Wall Photos
Trey Cash, an Irving native, graduated from Nimitz High School in 2004. He later enlisted in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper. Beginning in 2007, Sergeant Cash served in Iraq, where he provided armed escort for supply convoys. He was subsequently deployed to Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Josiah Vandertulip joined the U.S. Army upon graduating from Irving High School in 2002. After a tour of duty in South Korea, he volunteered to serve in Iraq. While on patrol in Baghdad in 2004, Specialist Vandertulip was struck down by a sniper's bullet.
Adam Garcia moved to Irving with his family in 1996. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2003. Specialist Garcia was killed by enemy fire while serving in Iraq in 2006. He was awarded the Bronze Star and promoted posthumously.
James Pippin (center) joined the U.S. Marines in 1964. A veteran of three tours in Vietnam, Sergeant Major Pippin led a Marine battalion in Operation Desert Storm in 1991. He retired from the service in 1994 and spent 15 years as the Naval Science instructor at Nimitz High School.
In 2004-2005, elements of the Texas National Guard unit in Irving were dispatched to Iraq, while others assisted with relief efforts after hurricanes hit the U.S. Gulf Coast. Pictured are members of the 4th Platoon on duty after hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Nazario Serrano joined the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating from Irving High School in 2003. Lance Corporal Serrano volunteered for a tour of duty in Iraq. In January 2005, Serrano was killed in action while engaging an enemy mortar position.
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