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is honored on Panel 27W, Line 5 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I Remember the Day

    Posted on 3/8/17 - by Mike "Higgy" Higgs
    Perry, your wife, Sylvia and my mom were best friends. I remember being at your house and swimming in the pool. I remember the beer tap you had in your bar which looked like a urinal. How cool was that?
    I remember the day Sylvia came over to our house and told us you had been shot down and was MIA. My mom and Sylvia cried for hours together. We were heartbroken.

    Perry, I did my tour in Vietnam as well. I thought of you often then, wondering if I might just see you there somehow and how great that would be. I had hope.

    I remember the day I took your daughter to visit Bob Flick, a good friend of yours who was with you in Nam. They talked for hours. She told him all about you as a dad. He told her all about you as a brother in arms.

    I still have your MIA bracelet and wear it each year to remember you by. I honor you as a friend and as a fellow Vietnam Veteran.
    .....RIP brother.
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 8/18/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Major Perry Henry Jefferson, Served with the 120th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force.
  • POW braclet

    Posted on 7/11/16 - by Julie Smith
    To whom it may concern,

    I have been cleaning out some closets in my home, and found my POW bracelet for Captain Perry Jefferson. I believe I received the bracelet when I was in junior high. Many many prayers for his rescue were sent heavenward. I was thankful to hear he has been laid to rest. Just wanted you to know though the years he's been remembered.

    Be blessed!
  • Final Mission of CAPT Perry H. Jefferson

    Posted on 5/10/14 - by
    On April 3, 1969, U.S. Army 1LT Arthur G. Ecklund and his U.S. Air Force observer, CAPT Perry H. Jefferson, were flying a visual reconnaissance mission out of Phan Rang airbase. They left the base at 0700 hours in an O-1G aircraft (serial #51-12078) and reported in by radio at 0730 hours giving their location, destination and information concerning a convoy they were going to check out. No further communication was heard, except for a signal "beeper". Extensive search efforts began at 0950 hours with all available aircraft, and continued for three days without success. The aircraft is believed to have occurred in an area occupied by enemy forces, thus preventing a ground search. In 2000 Major Ecklund’s remains were positively identified. In 2007 Major Jefferson’s remains were identified. Both had been posthumously promoted. [Narrative taken from; image from]
  • I wore his MIA bracelet

    Posted on 4/24/14
    My name is Crissi and back in 1972, I bought a POW/MIA bracelet. I was fortunate enough to wear Capt. Perry H Jefferson's bracelet around my wrist for many years. He's I always been with me in spirit. I have looked over the years to see what happened to him. I see that his remains we're finally identified on December 18, 2007. My first husband died on December 18. What a coincident that is. I'm so happy is was layer to rest. I hope to visit the Vietnam wall or Arlington National Cemetery one day. If I do, it will be an honor to visit his resting place. He is a true hero and I thank him for his service.
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The Wall of Faces

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