JERRY L GRAVES
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HONORED ON PANEL 50W, LINE 24 OF THE WALL

JERRY LEE GRAVES

WALL NAME

JERRY L GRAVES

PANEL / LINE

50W/24

DATE OF BIRTH

11/19/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/28/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MEXICO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Audrain County

STATE

MO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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POSTED ON 9.12.2022

Attack on Fire Support Base Catskill - July 28, 1968

Operation Cochise Green was a security and pacification operation conducted by the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Binh Dinh Province, RVN, from March 30, 1968 to January 31, 1969. Inside the province were the Soui Ca Valley and “Oregon Trail,” busy infiltration routes used by the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) to move men and materials west from the Ho Chi Minh Trail to the Bong Son and Phu My coastal plains. U.S. efforts to interdict enemy movement along these routes included the construction of firebases to provide artillery fire support for infantry operating against the enemy interlopers. Six and half miles from Phu My city, Fire Support Base (FSB) Catskill was constructed to support ground operations against the NVA. To register their displeasure, the NVA attacked Catskill on the early morning of July 28, 1968, lobbing six to eight mortar rounds at the installation. The 2:15 AM barrage killed one and wounded three others. PFC Jerry L. Graves, an infantryman with C Company, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade, died after sustaining metal fragmentation wounds. He was posthumously promoted to Corporal. Countermortar fire was launched from Catskill at suspected enemy mortar positions with unobserved results. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “History of 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade, 1 July 1968 – 30 September 1968” at ichiban1.org]
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POSTED ON 9.12.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from your brother Edward is touching. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us….
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POSTED ON 5.31.2021
POSTED BY: Frankie Sue (Graves) Farmer

Cousin

Thank you Cousin Jerry. Remember my family visiting you and your wife at your home in Mexico, MO before you leaving for Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 11.19.2020
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Jerry Lee Graves, Served with Company C, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 3.6.2020
POSTED BY: Cheryl Hobbs

Uncle Jerry

Jerry was my uncle. I was only 3 when he was killed in Vietnam. Most people wouldn't think a 3 year old would remember certain things, but I remember him playing tea party with me. Most of all, I remember that I loved him and he loved me. My family mourns his loss, and I wish he could be here to see his nieces and great nephew. I mourn his loss and the man he would have become today. May you rest in peace, Uncle Jerry, and may you soar with the Angels. I love you.
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