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  • Date of Birth:9/12/1948
  • Date of Casualty:8/17/1969
  • Home of Record:BRANCHVILLE
  • County of Record:ORANGEBURG COUNTY
  • State:SC
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:19W, 53
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN


  • Date of Birth:9/9/1948
  • Date of Casualty:8/17/1969
  • Home of Record:MASSAPEQUA
  • County of Record:NASSAU COUNTY
  • State:NY
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:19W, 53
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM


is honored on Panel 19W, Line 53 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thanks

    Posted on 10/25/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear WO Gerald Caton,
    Thank you for your service as an Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/17/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear WO Gerald Lewis Caton, 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
  • Goodbye old friend...

    Posted on 12/12/09 - by John Harms

    I knew him in high school, and was at his funeral. I was also offered WO to fly choppers, but decided to take my chances with the draft instead. I was saddened to hear that he went down with his chopper...was only in Vietnam less than a month.

  • We Remember

    Posted on 3/19/05 - by Robert Sage
    Gerald is buried at Arlington Nat Cem.
  • Gentle Jerry Caton

    Posted on 3/9/02 - by Sonya Polifka Rowe
    Smart, funny, compassionate, talented, and above all, gentle. A dear friend with a rich sense of humor. Dearly missed, always loved.

The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit