DuVal Family Association
Incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Come Join the Fun!

The DuVal Family Association is dedicated to the descendants of Daniel DuVal who arrived on the York River of Virginia, aboard the Nassau, in 1701. We meet every two years in a fun location.

Vietnam War

1964 - 1973

Raymond Pegram DuVal (1928 - ) descendant of Benjamin, served in Vietnam, on his first tour in Danang as a 1st Sergeant of the 504 Movement Control Group. Served another tour in Vietnam 1970 - 1971 in Cam Ran Bay as NCOIC of the Transportation Division of Support Command. He reached and retired with the rank of Command Sergeant Major. Some of his decorations are: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Four Army Commendation Medals, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Medal with with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Aircraft Crewmans Badge.

William R. Warren (1939 - ) Col. USMC (R) descendant of Samuel DuVal, joined the Marines in 1958 and was commissioned via the Platoon Leaders Class program in 1961. He served as an infantry officer and retired as a colonel. During his career, Bill specialized in reconnaissance and special operations. He served three tours in Viet Nam. He was a platoon leader and company commander with the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion/First Force Reconnaissance Company/5th Reconnaissance Battalion and an advisor to the 6th Infantry Battalion of the Vietnamese Marine Division. Bill served as the Marine Corps' representative to Special Forces, a member of the U.S. Army Airborne Board and a charter member of the Joint Special Operation Command. His final duty station was the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, South Carolina.

John DuVal (1946 - ) son of John (Jack) Stockton DuVal, served in the United States Army, September 1967 through June 1970 in Vietnam, February 1968 through February 1969 with the 4th Infantry Division at Pleiku.

Kenneth Ward Pfeiffer (1946- ) Descendant of Samuel DuVal. Served as rifleman and machine gunner with Company C, 1st Battalion (Airborne) 327th Infantry, 1st Brigade (Separate) 101st Airborne Division from August 1966 to August 1967. Participated in numerous heliborne assaults and one parachute operation throughout the three northern war zones. Returned to U.S. to serve at Ft. Campbell and Ft. Bragg with the 82nd Airborne Division until discharge as an E-5 in January 1969. Joined the Texas Army National Guard in April 1974. Commissioned as a second lieutenant through Officer Candidate School in June 1975. Served in various command and staff assignments in the 49th Armored Division including mechanized infantry platoon leader, company commander, battalion commander and division G-5. Completed career as Deputy Director, Logistics for the Adjutant General of Texas, retiring as a Colonel in May 1998. Numerous awards and decorations including the Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman's Badge and Parachutists Wings.

 

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