JULIUS P JAEGER
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HONORED ON PANEL 12W, LINE 101 OF THE WALL

JULIUS PATRICK JAEGER

WALL NAME

JULIUS P JAEGER

PANEL / LINE

12W/101

DATE OF BIRTH

01/04/1940

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PLEIKU

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/06/1970

HOME OF RECORD

ATLANTA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Fulton County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

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LEFT FOR JULIUS PATRICK JAEGER
POSTED ON 4.6.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Medal Award

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Captain Julius Patrick Jaeger, United States Air Force, for gallantry in action in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force while serving with the 457th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 483d Tactical Airlift Wing, SEVENTH Air Force, at Dak Seang, Republic of Vietnam, on 6 April 1970. On that date, as a C-7A Instructor Pilot, Captain Jaeger voluntarily flew his aircraft through a heavy barrage of hostile anti-aircraft fire in order to airdrop critically needed supplies by a Special Forces camp under heavy attack by opposing forces. Captain Jaeger, with complete disregard for his own safety, successfully airdropped the critically needed supplies to the besieged camp to sustain the lives of its defenders. By his gallantry and devotion to duty in the dedication of his service to his country, Captain Jaeger has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
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POSTED ON 11.11.2019
POSTED BY: Nina Jaeger - Baldi

This hero - my father??

I want to thank all who have remembered my father and family! I truly appreciate your words written here. It warms my ?? heart.
I was 5 years old and still remember vividly the day they knocked on our door to give us the news of my fathers death in Vietnam! I’m his oldest daughter of 4 girls. My mother 25 and completely shattered!
Today I appreciate his sacrifice and bow my head to all who serve our great country!
Daddy - I love you and you are so dearly missed! One day we will meet again! Until then please watch over us???????????
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POSTED ON 9.2.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Captain Julius Jaeger, Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It's the end of summer and Labor Day. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 1.4.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Captain Julius Patrick Jaeger, Served with the 457th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 483rd Tactical Airlift Wing, 7th Air Force.
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POSTED ON 2.9.2018
POSTED BY: Rebecca

Never forgotten

CAPTAIN JULIUS PATRICK JAEGER, US AIR FORCE

457th TACTICAL AIRLIFT SQUADRON, 483rd TACTICAL AIRLIFT WING

CAPT Jaeger was born in Los Angeles, CA on 4 January 1940. The oldest of 10 children, he moved to Atlanta with his family in 1953 and was enrolled in Marist School. He was the first president of The Catholic Youth Organization at Our Lady of Assumption Parish, obtained the rank of Eagle Scout in The Boy Scouts of America and played football on the Marist School team. Patrick attended Georgia Institute of Technology upon graduating from Marist, but received a full ROTC scholarship to the University of New Mexico and transferred, graduating in 1962 with a commission in the US Air Force. He reported to K. I. Sawyer AFB for training, served there as a B-52 navigator for three years and was then selected for pilot training. After completing flight school at Wichita Falls, TX, Patrick received his wings and was assigned to San Bernardino, CA where he flew C-141 transports as a copilot.

CAPT Jaeger received orders to Vietnam in 1969. Upon arrival, he was assigned to The 457th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 483rd Tactical Airlift Wing. Their mission was to support US and allied ground forces which primarily included Special Forces camps along the Cambodian border. In April 1970, one of these outposts, A-245, at Dak Seang was taken under siege. The NVA committed four regiments and several supporting battalions to the battle. CAPT Jaeger courageously volunteered to fly his unarmed C-7A transport into intense enemy fire to airdrop desperately needed supplies. After successfully delivering his valuable cargo, Patrick's plane was hit and destroyed killing all three aboard. His mission helped to repel the enemy and save the camp.

CAPT Jaeger's heroism, strength of character, selflessness and patriotism reflects positively on his family and truly represents the finest traditions of the US Air Force and country. The Silver Star Medal was posthumously awarded to CAPT Jaeger for his gallantry in action.
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