JERRY R DEES
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HONORED ON PANEL 20W, LINE 55 OF THE WALL

JERRY RICHARD DEES

WALL NAME

JERRY R DEES

PANEL / LINE

20W/55

DATE OF BIRTH

11/21/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/27/1969

HOME OF RECORD

PHOENIX

COUNTY OF RECORD

Maricopa County

STATE

AZ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JERRY RICHARD DEES
POSTED ON 7.12.2011

Accident Summary on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17800

The 57th AHC's unit history states the monsoon weather had forced many mission cancellation during the month. Four slicks had departed for a mission and, after accomplishing the mission, header back for Kontum. While enroute the ceiling lowered to 300 feet in rain. Three of the ships made it back safely but the fourth, piloted by WO Eric Bargquist and 1LT James Carr, went IFR and had initiated a surveillance radar approach to the field. On a three mile final to runway 28, contact was lost on radar. An immediate search was begun and, before the weather forced the search to a halt, wreckage was found burning approximately 100 meters below the top of a ridgeline. The two pilots, along with the CE, SP4 Thomas Hinson, and doorgunner, PFC Terry Dees, died in the crash. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 11.8.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Jerry is buried at Greenwood Mem Park, Phoenix,AZ. BSM AM-4OLC
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POSTED ON 6.9.2004
POSTED BY: Chris Spencer

NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die
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POSTED ON 8.4.2000
POSTED BY: Donald Dees

In the barracks.

Jerry poses for a picture in his barracks in Viet Nam.
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POSTED ON 8.4.2000
POSTED BY: Donald Dees

Double-Take

You had to do something for fun in Viet Nam.
Here, Jerry made a double-exposed photograph of himself.
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