Taps, Present Arms
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
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.