John R Vierra was born March 6, 1928 in Oakland, Calif. to John and Emily Vierra. John passed away on March 8, 2021.
At the young age of 16 he joined the Merchant Marines during WWII and served aboard a merchant ship. John received the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Pacific War Zone Bar and Victory Medal for service in WWII. He received an honorable discharge in August 1945.
On January 23, 1946 John enlisted . . .