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JACK PERRY BEGLEY JR


is honored on Panel 4W, Line 118 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembered

    Posted on 1/18/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR SPEC 4 BEGLEY,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A GRUNT. THE CHRISTMAS SEASON IS OVER, AND IT IS A NEW YEAR, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
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  • Final Mission of SP4 Jack P. Begley Jr.

    Posted on 9/27/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On April 11, 1971, the 1-20 Infantry Headquarters located at LZ Liz observed an Easter Sunday service with the battalion chaplain, CAPT Merle D. Brown. A hot meal was provided, brought in by a resupply helicopter earlier in the day. At 1600 hours, Alpha Company's resupply ship, Dolphin 21 (ship #191), returned to 3rd Platoon to pick up the empty cans and personnel. While departing the 3rd Platoon field location, Dolphin 21 was hit by either one rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) or an M-79 round. The aircrew attempted to fly the aircraft out of the LZ; however, it was hit by a second RPG or M-79 round which caused the aircraft to crash into the LZ and burn. The LZ then came under a heavy volume of small arms fire, M-79, RPG, B-40 rocket, and machine gun fire from the northeast, east, and south of the perimeter at a distance of 75-100 meters. The crew chief on the aircraft, SP4 Wayne C. Baggett, and CAPT Brown were fatally injured in the incident. Nine other U.S. personnel were killed in the battle to secure the downed helicopter. They included SSGT Jean P. Humbert, SGT James L. Armstrong, SP4 Jon M. Melin, SP4 Jack P. Begley Jr., PFC Douglas A. Varner, PFC Joseph E. Schoolmeesters, PFC Edward P Pilkington, PFC Richard M. Warren, and PFC Joe R. Silva. Another ten were wounded. [Taken from 174ahc.org]
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 6/30/14 - by Shauna Jordan
    Gone But Not Forgotten
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/15/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP4 Jack Perry Begley Jr, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 3/3/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors. (Photo Credit: Frank Schurich)
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