Jordan C. Pierson
{ "" }
Share Jordan's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share

PIERSON, Corporal Jordan C. Corporal Jordan C. Pierson, age 21, of Milford, was killed in combat on Friday, (August 25, 2006), while defending our freedom in Fallujah, Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Son of Eric and Beverley True Pierson, he was born on June 22, 1985 in St. Petersburg, FL. He graduated from Foran High School in Milford, in 2003. Jordan was studying business at the University of Connecticut. He was a Marine Corps Reservist and delayed completion of his studies to deploy with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division located in Plainville. His military decorations include National Defense Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Combat Action Ribbon, and Purple Heart with Gold Star in lieu of second award. He was promoted to a Non Commissioned Officer to the rank of Corporal, in July 2006, while serving in Iraq. In addition to his parents, Jordan is survived by his brother Ethan Pierson of Milford; paternal grandparents, Jane Pierson of Hamden, Walter Pierson and his wife, Sheila McPharlin of Old Saybrook, maternal grandmother, Norma True of West Haven; four uncles, Michael Pierson of Chelmsford, MA, Dana True of Marathon, NY, Robin True and Ronald True, both of West Haven; two aunts, Roberta Jones of West Haven and Nancy Granton of Watertown, 11 cousins, 8 second cousins and 2 third cousins due to be born this year. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Ronald C. True, Sr. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-8 p.m. at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street on the Green, Milford. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, September 4 at 2 p.m. at the Calvary Evangelical Free Church, 498 White Plains Road, Trumbull. Interment will be held with Full Military Honors on Wednesday, September 6 at 2 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Foran High School Scholarship Fund, 80 Foran Road, Milford, CT 06460 or the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation at

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Hartford Courant from Sep. 1 to Sep. 2, 2006.
No memorial events are currently scheduled. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
Memories & Condolences
Not sure what to say?
View Printed Guest Book
184 entries
October 5, 2015
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers ( is an organization (formed 2009) with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church of Mechanicsburg, PA would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift. If you are interested, please contact me at with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days and years ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
Lynne Neibert
November 13, 2014
To a man I never met....Jordan, you are America the Beautiful!!! Although your earthly time was way to short, your life is an inspiration.
Donna Kennedy
November 11, 2014
Jordan thank you for your sacrifice today on veterans day, tomorrow, always. We miss you so much and you would be so proud of ethan he looks more like you every time I see him.
diana huenerberg
May 25, 2014
Remembering you on Memorial Day.
J Earley
May 27, 2013
Thinking of you and all the men and woman who have given their lives for our country.
Jacqueline Earley
August 29, 2012
Seven years have past still seems like yesterday gone to soon RIP
July 27, 2012
Standing by for Jordan`s Ride,
Thank you Marine, for your service and
sacrifice, May God hold you in the palm
of his hand,

US Navy 76-82
CT Patriot Guard Riders
July 17, 2012

Jordan, We love and miss you so much. love Aunt Roberta
July 16, 2012
Not a day goes by that I do not think of your sweet smile...this month is pack filled with so many remembering you and reaching out...your ride is coming up and there are alot of surprises from someone who you touched from heavan....wating for the day my son................xxx00yo momma.
July 10, 2012
Having fine Son's like Jordan protecting our freedoms gives me hope and courage to go on through life! Riding with Respect.
Eric and Cheryl Giers
CT Patriot Guard Riders
Eric Giers
June 3, 2012
Tinking of you every day getting ready for Jordan's Ride July 29 always missing you
K Hart
June 2, 2012
Jordan your sacrifice is remembered everyday. Your dearly missed by all of us.
June 2, 2012
Jordan your sacrifice is remembered everyday. Your dearly missed by all of us.
October 25, 2011
Im terribly sorry about the loss of such a fine person and hero. Though i did not know jordan personally i'm writing a report on a fallen soldier and choose him. I shall be sure to keep him and the whole Pierson family in my prayers.
August 25, 2011
To the family and friends of Cpl. Jordan C. Pierson:
Please accept my remembrance of Jordan on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
July 4, 2011
Thank you, Mr. Jordan Pierson, for giving your all. Your story was shared on the Nancy Grace show tonight. God Bless your parents and your family. I hope you dance with the angels as I write this.
July 4, 2011
I never met Cpl Jordon Pierson but I heard about him in an article on fallen heroes on this July 4, 2011. "No greater love is there than one who would lay down his life for his friend>"Unbelieveable man and son! D Kennedy, Charleston WV
June 20, 2011
God Bless you Hero....and your family. Thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten. Happy Birthday in Heaven.....
May 30, 2011
today on memorial day i think of you jordan and miss you very much. you were an amazing person with no enemies and full of courage. i'll
never forget all the fun times we had and how you could always make me laugh. i miss you and i love you and am proud to have known a true hero. hoping to get a bike for your ride this summer.
May 30, 2011
Remembering you on this Memorial Day.
Just A. Friend
May 2, 2011
Jordan we think of your sacrifice on this significant day that Osama Bin Laden has fallen and been judged for his evil doings, his hatred for the rest of the west and killing of so many innocent people whose blood was shed in the name of this extremist jihadist religion. I know you find peace and know he was judged accordingly for these heinous acts. Rest in Peace my "Forever 21" Angel. love and kisses yo momma!!!
Beverley Pierson
August 25, 2010
To the family and friends of Cpl. Jordan C. Pierson:
Remembering Jordan on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
August 1, 2010
God Bless Jordan, his family and all of our soldiers.
Wanda Burkholder
July 23, 2010
To Jordan's family - Beverley, Eric and Ethan -
The prayer card from Jordan's services remains in my desk drawer where I often pull it out as a reminder of his and your strength and commitment. My prayers are always with you.
A Friend
June 29, 2010
I miss you so much more everyday - not a second goes by where I don't think about you. Your legacy has lived on in all that I do, and all that I am. How grateful am I to have had you in my life?! You were always so kind and protective with me. Miss you * Love you
Just a Friend
June 22, 2010
our love and support are with you .... love, J & D
Donna O'Connor
June 22, 2010
June 22, 2010
June 22, 2010
Arlington Father's Day 2010
June 22, 2010
Birthday Bouquet
Remembering the day you where born which is in about 30 minutes 25 years ago from the time I write this. 36 hours of labor and a C-Section. You certainly are unforgettable. We were in Arlington this past weekend sitting under your holly tree. Nana came and Ethan is doing so much better about you being with the Lord. He is growing up to be the man you would want him to be. You would be so proud as we are of you. Dad and I went to the park early this morning to sit with you and pray together. We miss you so so much. Greg and Kathy are working on the 4th annual ride and we still are amazed it is four years.....another scholarship was given to a young man wanting to become a part of the most elite fighting force USMC. From one of your moms favorite movies..."Marines die, that's what we're here for. But the Marine Corps lives forever. And that means YOU live forever.
the mythical GySgt. Hartman, USMC; portrayed by GySgt. R. Lee Ermey, a Marine Corps Drill Instructor using his own choice of words in Full Metal Jacket, 1987 Love you Son and know you are always in our thoughts.....yo momma
Beverley Pierson
May 30, 2010
Jordan, I imagine that you are shooting off some pretty spectacular fireworks this Memorial Day weekend.
Your soul goes marching on.
Just A Friend
August 25, 2009
Remembering you with a smile Jordan.
Just A Friend
August 25, 2009
To the family of Cpl. Jordan C. Pierson:
Jordan gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let the Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
August 12, 2009
That smile......
August 12, 2009
August 12, 2009
Jordan on post Iraq
August 12, 2009
Jordan and Hogan
August 12, 2009
Marine Ball 06
August 12, 2009
Our crazy Jordie..
August 11, 2009
Was thinking of you today, just wanted you to know....You are never forgotten....Your first sergeant. We will catch up soon....
Ben Grainger
June 28, 2009
JCP you would have been 24 this past week, your bro graduated and enters the halls of your High School to carry on the Pierson Legacy. I am incredibly awed by my two sons. I know you have been called to a Higher Purpose and those below miss you and one day will are in our thoughts and as I watched a piece on Winston Churchill our English ancestry made me understand my beloved the words of Churchill on June 4, 1940
"We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender." and so my son you fought bravely for your nation to the end. Semper Fi yo mama......Milford, CT
June 26, 2009
I tried to post on Memorial Day. I just wanted to let Jordan's family know that he isn't forgotten. I went to a parade on Memorial Day and thought of him every time our flag went by.
Just A Friend
June 25, 2009
Going to the Jersey Shore remembering when you came with us really great memories Love and Miss you
Kathy H
May 25, 2009
Still miss the old video game matches in my basement.. Thanks for being a friend.
Peter Thomas
May 25, 2009
We old "jarheads" will never forget or take your sacrifice for granted. By the power of the resurection I will meet you one day. Until then we will continue to cherish the fact that there are unselfish, brave young Americans who protect our freedoms.
John Flynn
May 24, 2009
We love you and will always remember you.
thanks so much for all you have done for our country.

thanks love always Ken Smagala
Ken Smagala
February 26, 2009
I will never forget you, i remember the day that it happened, i was at an ECP when we were notifiyed of your passing, you were a good marine, and a good leader proof of thios was you picking up Cpl. so fast in your young career. you deserved to live, but i hope your family knows that those of us that knew you especially those that served with you will never forget you not a day goes by that i dont get reminded of you, Cosgrove, Dechen and Capt. Letendre. rest in peace and i am happy to know that they have a marine of your caliber guarding the pearly gates
william leveille
January 28, 2009
We may not have known you but the way your mom talked about you seemed you sure were something special
brenda tyson
November 11, 2008
We'll never forget how brave you were Jordan.
Remembering you on Veteran's Day.
Just A Friend
October 15, 2008
Jordan at Uconn Storrs 2005
October 13, 2008
I think of your son often. I was there when they brought him in to Fallujah Surgical. I have thought of and struggled with all casualites of this war that I was there to see but your son's death affected me in a way that I can't describe. I have his date of death tattooed on my wrist because I need a reminder. That reminder is the day where my life as I now know it began and unfortunately the day that your son's ended. I will never forget him or what he gave me. I had never met him before that day, but I know that he lives with you and many others in spirit. I only hope that one day I will fully understand why his death impacted me so much. I believe now it was so that I could continue to live my life in a way that I wasn't living it before. I hope you are well.
October 13, 2008
To all who loved Jordan and to those who never knew him and honor us by contacting us and gifting us from their hearts with kindness.

It has been two years and Jordans spirit lives on so strongly. Every day I learn more about this child of mine who lived life to the fullest who had the ability to do what we are all destined to do to fulfill our destiny, our lifes work. Jordan did this with a passion. I want to thank all of you who have put up these beautiful pictures of Jordan. His smile and determination that comes through bring us great comfort. His smile lingers on in our memories along with the antics that went along with it....that also is Jordans legacy...
God Bless you all and keep you in His care. As I have gotten to know the fallen soldiers families it has been said there is a common demoninator with those who were lost and that was their inatural ability to make us smile. Heaven must be in joyous laughter will all the Angels that have gone on from this war.
Thank you again The Pierson Family,
Eric, Ethan, Jordan in Heavan and Beverley
Beverley Pierson
October 12, 2008
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Pierson
I am writing as a representative of the Home of the Brave Quilt Project. I want to offer my condolences on the death of your son Cpl. Jordan Pierson.
I would like you to know that a quilt has been made in Jordan's honor. My part in this is to contact the family and verify addresses so we can send you the quilt honoring your son.
I hope that you will be comfortable in accepting the quilt as a symbol of our thanks and a desire to reach out to your family. Please contact me if I can clarify anything or provide assistance.
Adi Sutherland,
Connecticut State Coordinator for Home of the Brave Quilts.
Adi Sutherland
October 12, 2008
I was thinking of you today with a smile and a tear. I miss you and that great big smile RIP
Kathy Hart
August 25, 2008
That great big smile of yours Jordan,,,,,,,,,O that smile!!
Two years gone, two years too long.
Just A Friend
June 1, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Cpl Pierson!
May 29, 2008
Jordan, I miss you so much. You are my hero, and I will never forget you. I love you.
May 27, 2008
When I go to a parade
When I walk on the beach
When I go to a sporting event
When I go to a playground
When I see our flag
When I see Scarlet and Gold
When I see a USMC hat
When I eat a Drakes Devil Dog.......

I think of Jordan
Memorial Day and Always
Just A Friend
January 24, 2008
My prayers are with your family. Thank you for sharing your photos and memories of Jordan. Our nation is forever indebted to Jordan and your family for this enormous and priceless sacrifice.
Floyd Haralson
August 26, 2007
I wish we could have done more to protect you. That was our job. Im thinking of you today.
JF Nightmare III
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007
August 17, 2007
Dear Pierson Family,

I realize there is NOTHING that could be said to you that could ever ease the loss that your family has endured... I wouldn't even begin to try.

I simply felt the need to convey my deepest, heart felt condolences, to those that lived nearest me...

I SIMPLY HAD TO reach out to those that lived closest to me and let their families know that the sacrifice that their SONS & DAUGHTERS have made ARE NOT, and WILL NOT be forgotten, and were not made in vain!

We gladly add your beloved son to our prayers, along with ALL of our other fallen Sons & Daughters!


James A. (U.S. Army)
Justin B. (U.S. Army)
Charles C. (U.S. Air Force)
Bliven Family
August 17, 2007
Its comin up on a year already and I don't think there has been a day that goes by I don't think about you... We didn't see much or each other after you left but we were still friends.... You are missed more then you could ever know.
August 14, 2007
August 11, 2007
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.

Kathy Hart
August 2, 2007
If this person can stand in battle to ensure my freedom, then I will stand in grief with his/her family to honor him/her. For every fallen HERO there is a bright star that shines in the evening sky to remind us of the cherished gift we were given – even if for too short a time.
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courageous young soldier who gave their life so selflessly. I wish I never found myself in a position to have to sign another guest book for the rest of my life, but I promised LE RON A. WILSON (a dear friend KIA 7/6/07, 18yrs old) that neither he nor any like him would be forgotten and so I will continue until the day there is no longer the need.

Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
July 31, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Cpl Pierson and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
June 25, 2007
Dear Sheila, I am so sorry for your loss and pray for God's healing grace to touch your heart. I also lost my husband to war and offer my sincerest and heartfelt sympathy. If you would like to chat, please feel free to contact me any time. Kathleen Cardona, Gold Star Wife
Kathleen Cardona
June 22, 2007
Jordan, I miss you more and more each day. I will never forget all the times you drove me crazy, made me laugh for hours, or our random adventures. I love you, and I'll see you in heaven. My hero, my friend, life is incomplete without you.
Sarah O'Brien
June 15, 2007
I am writing this Guest Book because Jordan is buried close to my son-in-law Spec. Nicholas Brown in Arlington National Cemetery. This is an honor that I'm sure we would all pass on. Our sons are honored with all the great heroes of America throughout the years. Please accept our prayers and sympathy in these hard times.Jordan stands as a hero in the finest traditions of the Naval Services. Thank you for letting us honor him.
Bert Holler
Could not load more entries
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences