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In Memory of D.J. Taylor, CSM, 5th SFG

Intruders, it is with deep sadness that we tell you of the passing of CSM D. J. Taylor. D.J. was a Delta warrior and a true friend of the 281st. It was he who guided us through the process of placing the memorial stones in Fayetteville and Fort Bragg. In his many writings, he has often expressed his respect for the 281st in the war and afterward.

Those of us who had the honor of serving with him knew him to be a strong Recon team leader who took great care of his troops and us.

Rest in peace, dear friend. Our Intruders who have gone before you will be there to welcome you home, as they did in the jungles of Vietnam. We shall miss you and your wise guidance.

- Jack Mayhew


Donald Joseph Taylor, CSM, Ret.

DJ Taylor Mr. Donald Joseph Taylor (SGM Ret.) of Raeford passed away in his home on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the age of 77.

Mr. Taylor was born in New Mexico on April 1, 1942. He started his military career with the US Marines then proudly served in the United States Army and was assigned to the 7th Group Special Forces. He was employed with DEA before he retired after 24 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Nhung Thi Taylor; a son Michael Taylor and wife Lynne; a daughter Carolyn Taylor; two grandchildren, Nathan Taylor and Emily Taylor.

Visitation will be held from 7 until 9 pm on Monday, July 1, 2019 at Crumpler Funeral Home in Raeford.

A graveside will be held 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Sandhills State Veteran’s Cemetery with full military honors.

Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com

Provided by Crumpler Funeral Home, Raeford, NC


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