Stamper, Larue (P3, C1, L42)
Chief Warrant Officer Two Larue Stamper of Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky, died of a heart attack on 26 February 1982 while on the advance detachment for annual training in Meridian, Mississippi enroute to Camp Shelby. He was a member of the 207th Engineer Company. Stamper joined the Kentucky Army National Guard in May 1954 serving until September 1954. He joined the US Army in March 1955 until March 1957. He then was transferred to the US Army Reserve Control Group till November 1958 when he returned to the Kentucky Army National Guard until November 1965. He returned to the Kentucky Army National Guard in October 1973 serving to May 1979 as First Sergeant. He then became a Warrant Officer rising to Chief Warrant Officer Two at the time of his death. His awards and decorations included the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Good Conduct Medal; Kentucky Service Ribbon; Kentucky Commendation Ribbon and the Kentucky State Active Duty Ribbon.