Command Sgt. Major (retired) Horace
Richard Pearl, age 81, of Griffin, passed away on Sunday. CSM Pearl was
a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Griffin, was retired
from the United States Army after 23 years, a decorated veteran of World
War II, and Korea, served with the G Company 505, 82nd Airborne, he had
4 Purple Hearts, a Silver Star, 3 Bronze Stars and to this day he has
the most combat jump of any veteran with 6.
Survivors include his Devoted and Loving
wife of 62 years 4 months, Dorothy A Pearl; daughter, Arlene Pauciello
and her husband, Laurence of El Paso, TX; daughter, Lynn Chambers and
her husband, Bruce of Williamson, GA; son, Glenn Pearl and his
girlfriend, Diane Houg of Denver, CO; daughter, Gail Forehand and her
husband, Johnnie of Ozark, AL; son, Michael Pearl and his wife Kathy of
Griffin; several grandchildren, nieces.
Funeral mass for CSM Pearl will be said
on Wednesday at 12:00 noon at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Interment will follow in the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in
Milledgeville with full military honors. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home,
1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin.
Journal-Constitution on Dec. 1, 2004]
(courtesy of Glenn Pearl)
for Horace R. Pearl in Section E, Block 4, Oak Hill Cemetery
Griffin (Spalding county), Georgia.
Horace applied for a
Social Security number on 12 May 1939. While his parents hailed from
Poland, he was born in Dortmund, Germany in 1923. The family
immigrated to the U.S. in 1929.
enlisted with the National Guard on 6 June 1939, a date which would have
a prophetic anniversary, He was assigned to Company DS, 71st
Horace ultimately retired
from the Army as a Command Sergeant Major on 31 December 1965.