JERRY W JEFFERSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 37W, LINE 12 OF THE WALL

JERRY WAYNE JEFFERSON

WALL NAME

JERRY W JEFFERSON

PANEL / LINE

37W/12

DATE OF BIRTH

06/26/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG DUC

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/30/1968

HOME OF RECORD

PARIS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Bourbon County

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JERRY WAYNE JEFFERSON
POSTED ON 1.15.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep

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's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft 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 6.7.2020
POSTED BY: Buck McCarty

Little but Loud!

Jerry I always said that you could start a fight in an empty room. But darn buddy!
Bev and I miss you and think of you often. For a short fellow you sure cast a big shadow!
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POSTED ON 9.9.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Jerry Jefferson, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. I researched you on the 51st anniversary of your tour's start. sad. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It's the end of summer. 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 11.30.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 11.30.2016
POSTED BY: A Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Citation

Jerry Wayne Jefferson
Date of birth: June 26, 1948
Date of death: November 30, 1968
Place of Birth: Kentucky, Paris
Home of record: Paris Kentucky
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

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 Private First Class Jerry Wayne Jefferson (ASN: US-51802419), United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Private First Class Jefferson distinguished himself while serving as a Rifleman with Company B, 2d Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. On 30 November 1968, Private First Class Jefferson's squad was deployed to a position northwest of Duc Lap and assigned the mission of setting up an ambush in this area of known enemy activity. Private First Class Jefferson, the point man of the friendly element, was cautiously maneuvering through dense terrain toward the proposed ambush site when he spotted an estimated company-sized North Vietnamese force advancing on his position. Immediately, he informed his squad leader of the imminent danger and the small element tactfully deployed into an ambush defensive on both sides of the trail. As the enemy moved to within twenty meters of the ambush site, the friendly squad placed an intense volume of accurate automatic and small arms fire into the ranks of the advancing insurgents. The enemy returned fire in a fierce attempt to gain fire superiority over the numerically inferior friendly force. Undaunted by the intense onslaught of enemy fire, Private First Class Jefferson maneuvered effectively to confuse and disrupt the enemy while at the same time directing a barrage of deadly fire on the hostile positions with his weapon. As Private First Class Jefferson was moving in an effort to flank the large enemy force he was mortally wounded by the heavy enemy fire; but not before he expended a tremendous volley on their position. His extraordinary heroism was instrumental in the many casualties the hostile force suffered and their eventual withdrawal. Private First Class Jefferson's personal bravery, aggressiveness and exemplary devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 67 (January 8, 1969)

Action Date: November 30, 1968

Service: Army

Rank: Private First Class

Company: Company B

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 35th Infantry Regiment

Division: 4th Infantry Division
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