HONORED ON PANEL 29W, LINE 36 OF THE WALL

BERTON DECKER

WALL NAME

BERTON DECKER

PANEL / LINE

29W/36

DATE OF BIRTH

06/11/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHU YEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/14/1969

HOME OF RECORD

KERHONKSON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Ulster County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BERTON DECKER
POSTED ON 10.26.2004
POSTED BY: John Decker

We miss you.

Although we have never met I have heard enough about you that I believe you were a great brother,husband ,father and son. I also believe that you would have been a great uncle.I also know that you were a great guy because you stay for a friend and it cost you your life.So in closing I want to thank you for your service in the army and for fighting for our country. I wish that I could have got to know you.I love you uncle berton and again THANK YOU
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POSTED ON 6.19.2000
POSTED BY: David T. Yates

Final Orders

I served with Bert in Duc Pho, Vietnam on Thunder Mountain. We were with D Co., 19th Engineers. Our mission involved the clearance of mines as well as upkeep of approximately 17 miles of QL-1 around Duc Pho. That usually involved installing culverts and bridges and road upgrading.
Bert was a quiet, dedicated leader who performed his job in a most professional manner. He was a friendly and easy-going guy as well. He will be missed.
I didn't know he had been killed until I ran into a fellow soldier from the unit sometime later. He was on his last week of mine sweep duty when he was killed by a mine. I was shocked. You see, he and I were on the same orders to come home. He and I both were rotating back to Ft. Hood, TX. My DEROS was 10 March 1969 and his was 29 March 1969.

David T. Yates
formerly
SSgt 19th Engr. Bn.
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