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JEFFREY LYNN WILSON

  • Wall Name:JEFFREY L WILSON
  • Date of Birth:6/14/1950
  • Date of Casualty:3/6/1970
  • Home of Record:WATERLOO
  • County of Record:BLACK HAWK COUNTY
  • State:IA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Line:13W, 90
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

PAUL VERNON ADAMS

  • Wall Name:PAUL V ADAMS
  • Date of Birth:7/25/1949
  • Date of Casualty:3/7/1970
  • Home of Record:DETROIT
  • County of Record:WAYNE COUNTY
  • State:MI
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Line:13W, 90
  • Casualty Province:BINH DINH

KENT MARTIN ZERR


is honored on Panel 13W, Line 90 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • A True Hero

    Posted on 1/18/15 - by rvelder@gmail.com
    Kent I have missed you since that horrible day in 1970.I think of you often. This man was a hero, always walked point,always in that enemy bunker first,was our true leader! I was his Doc, 18, naive, he always watched over me ,to you i
    I owe my life. You were a true friend ,a true American Hero,all Americans must know this,all family must know this as you should be so proud of him,You earned your DSC should of been A Medal of Honor !I will always miss you my friend SP6 Rick Elder
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  • Find a Grave Memorial

    Posted on 5/16/14 - by JD Stephens
    IN MEMORY OF A VETERAN ~+++ Eternal rest grant unto him, Oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. +++~ Amen.

    Kent M. Zerr
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/7/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP5 Kent Martin Zerr, 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.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 10/30/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Kent is buried at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Exeter TWP, Berks County,PA.
  • CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS TO THIS UNITED STATES ARMY HERO

    Posted on 3/6/08 - by CLAY MARSTON CMARSTON@INTERLOG.COM

    SPECIALIST FOURTH CLASS

    KENT MARTIN ZERR

    TROOP B

    1st SQUADRON

    9th CAVALRY REGIMENT

    " WE CAN, WE WILL "

    1st CAVALRY DIVISION (AIRMOBILE)

    " THE FIRST TEAM "



    CITATION

    FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD

    OF THE

    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS



    The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Kent Martin Zerr (263-70-5993), Specialist Fourth Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Troop B, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). Specialist Four Zerr distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 6 March 1970 while serving as point man of a rifle platoon operating near the Cambodian border in search of a suspected enemy bunker complex. While moving toward the suspected enemy area, Specialist Zerr spotted the first enemy bunker and alerted the rest of the platoon. As the platoon began to sweep the bunker complex, they came under intense machine gun and automatic weapons fire from an estimated company-size enemy force. One of Specialist Zerr's comrades was wounded at the beginning of the conflict. Specialist Zerr exposed himself to intense enemy fire as he rushed to his comrade's aid and moved him to a rear area. When Specialist Zerr returned to the contact area, he found his unit embattled from the front and on both flanks. Noticing an enemy machine gun position only fifteen meters away, Specialist Zerr crawled forward through enemy fire and threw a hand grenade into the bunker, destroying the machine gun and killing the bunker's three occupants. Ordered to withdraw so that gunships could be called in on the enemy positions, Specialist Zerr volunteered to provide cover fire for his platoon's withdrawal. Specialist Zerr's bravery exposed himself as he placed suppressive fire on the enemy positions and received return fire. While performing this mission, he was mortally wounded by enemy automatic weapons fire. Specialist Four Zerr's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.





    YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

    NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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