CHARLOTTE, NC, US
U. S. Marine Corps
LCPL, B CO, 1/3, 3D MARDIV (RCT-7, MEB-A), KANEOHE BAY, HI
02/16/2010, NAWA, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN
Noah Pier “loved to laugh,” his family said.
LCPL Noah Pier, the oldest of 10 siblings and the first grandson on both sides of the family, always wanted to be a Marine. His family said they’ll miss his “laughter and love of life.” Pier “was our son, brother, grandson, uncle and cousin. He believed in what he was fighting for and he died for our freedom.”
Noah’s family calls him ‘our hero’ and explained that he was fighting for a cause “he believed in.”
Noah was such a happy man and he loved to laugh. He greatly anticipated coming home from Afghanistan to marry his childhood sweetheart, Rachel Black. His laughter and love of life will be sorely missed.
Since he was a boy, Noah Pier was a Marine. He’d dress in fatigues, and play war in the backyard. He’d set up obstacles and run his five younger brothers through it – Noah was the drill sergeant, his brothers the grunts.
He was home-schooled and after earning a high school diploma, he was free to join up immediately. “But he worked a few years and took courses at” Central Piedmont Community College, his mother, Vikki Pier, said. “He wanted to make sure he went in (to the Marines) for the right reasons.”
A November 11, 2010 Guest Book entry Legacy.com describes Noah Pier:
Without you the sun will not shine as bright, laughter will not sound as joyful, but the thought of your smile will warm our hearts… The Lancasters, Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania