Richard D. Pierce, 73, of Lincoln, Wash., a former Baker City resident,
died April 15, 2010, at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport, Wash.
At his request, there will be no service.
Mr. Pierce was born on July 12, 1936, at Walla Walla, Wash., to Roland
and Bernice Kelley Pierce. He grew up in the Baker City area and
attended Baker schools.
He was a 1955 Baker High School graduate. While playing running back
for the BHS football team, he was called “Wild Horse Pierce” for his
ability to get through the line and score touchdowns.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1956 where he served for many years as a
helicopter pilot for two tours in the Korean War and also in the