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In honor of Captain Pierson

Shaydon Bonner

Jaime Pierson, widow of 2005 Coronado graduate Captain Jordan Pierson accepts the ceremonial shovel from the planting of a memorial tree in her husband's honor in front of the school. Captain Pierson was killed on October 2, 2015 in Afghanistan when his military plane crashed.

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Today we continued to remember a hero from Coronado High School. Captain Jordan Pierson lost his life last October 2, 2015 in a plane crash in Afghanistan, while serving his country through the Air Force. As President John Kennedy said, “a nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers,” and Coronado plans to do just that for Pierson.

Coronado High School, Lubbock Independent School District, The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 0900 and Remember our Heroes hosted a tree planting October 4, 2016 in the front entrance of Coronado High School. The tree was planted to honor and remember Pierson, a Coronado grad. The tree symbolizes strength, wisdom and eternal life all of which Captain Jordan Pierson will be remembered for.

Tommy Hiesser one of Captain Piersons high school teachers, had the honor of speaking at the memorial.  Hiesser knew Captain Pierson was a bright student from the beginning because he always knew he wanted to do, which was to serve his country.

“ It’s an honor to be able to say thank you to someone who had an impact on my life,” says Hiesser  “ that I didn’t say thank you to in 2005 because we don’t know what’s going to happen, but today was an opportunity to say thank you. ”

Selflessness.  That’s the legacy Captain Jordan Pierson left behind, according to Hiesser.  Piersons legacy shines through in a society that is centered on egoism. Pierson left behind a prime example of following ones dreams and protecting our freedom, and for that we will forever honor him and his heroic sacrifices.


A Special Thanks to:

Jaime Pierson

Abbi Trammel

Terry Graves

Dustin Burrows

Jay Ibarra

Mary Whistler

Berhl Robertson, Jr.

Scott Mayfield

Danny Koch

Steve Oien

Benny Guerrero

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The news site of Coronado High School
In honor of Captain Pierson