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David M. Emerson

Major (Retired) David M. Emerson, 78, died on Friday April 28, 2005, in Portland, Oregon.

David was born on July 10, 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his Bachelor's degree from Norwich University and his Master's degree from Lewis and Clark College.

David served in Vietnam War during the 1968 Tet Offensive and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart Medal.

David was the Officer-In-Charge of the USAMU Service Pistol Branch in the mid-1960s. He was a "2600" shooter, earned the U. S. Army Distinguished Pistol Shot Badge in 1966, and was awarded the President's Hundred Tab at the National Pistol Matches, Camp Perry, Ohio.

David retired as a Major in the U. S. Army, serving his country for 22 years.  After his retirement from the Army, David was a history teacher in the Sandy School District, Sandy, Oregon.

David was known for his sense of humor, wit, intelligence, and knowledge of history, as well as his generosity to his many friends and family.

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