, Derry, New Hampshire


September 5, 2013

Soldier, LHS graduate dies in crash


Pimpis played on the varsity lacrosse and football teams while at Londonderry and excelled in art, in both woodworking and metal craft.

“He was a really good art student,” Parent said.

He cared about his alma mater, too. That time he visited his graduating sister? He stuck around to answer questions from other Londonderry students about serving in the military.

“He answered most every question he could, very patiently explaining certain terms and insignias they would ask about,” Juster said. “He did the Army proud.”

Pimpis was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division.

His military decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Driver and Mechanic Badge.

“He made Londonderry High School proud by his service,” Juster said.

Londonderry High School has lost four young soldiers in recent years, Parent said.

Calling hours for Pimpis are 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Road.

A funeral service with military honors is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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