DAVID M. PIMPLE, 1LT, USMC
David Pimple '85
Date of birth: May 13, 1963
Date of death: March 20, 1989
From Find A Grave:
1LT Dave M. Pimple graduated USNA in 1985 before entering the Marine Corps and being accepted into flight school. A great son, a great friend and a great pilot.
Tribute by Dave's friend and alumni, Don Selvy:
Dave attended the U.S. Naval Academy - graduating in 1985. He selected Marine Corps aviation and completed his flight training in 1986. During a high profile exercise dubbed "Team Spirit," in South Korea on March 20, 1989, his CH-53E helicopter crashed due to apparent engine malfunction.
Dave was loved by everyone that knew him. While at Buena High School (The Fighting Colts) Dave was a stand-out cross-country runner and a good friend to many people on the site.
At the Naval Academy, he was a leader with an easy-going style and a quick wit. In the Marine Corps, he was a hard worker, an excellent pilot and a good friend to everyone in the squadron.
Dave is mourned by his friends, his comrades in arms and a grateful nation.