HONORED ON PANEL 12E, LINE 121 OF THE WALL

EDWARD LEMOYNE KERR

WALL NAME

EDWARD L KERR

PANEL / LINE

12E/121

DATE OF BIRTH

11/05/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

GIA DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/26/1966

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COUNTY OF RECORD

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EDWARD LEMOYNE KERR
POSTED ON 2.18.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Remember to save for them a place inside of you, and save one backward glance when you are leaving, for the places they can no longer go...
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POSTED ON 11.1.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

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Never forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 11.30.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear A2C Edward Kerr, Thank you for your service with the 388th Field Maintenance Squadron. Your 53rd anniversary was 4 days ago, sad. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Thanksgiving just passed, so this is the perfect time to say thanks. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 2.15.2016

Final Mission of CAPT Edward L. Kerr

On the evening of November 26, 1966, a Douglas U.S. Air Force C-47D (# 44-76574), a wing transport aircraft assigned to the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing at Korat RTAFB, Thailand, departed from Tan Son Nhut Air Base near Saigon on a nighttime administrative flight with 25 Air Force personnel headed to Korat Royal Thai AFB in Thailand. The C-47 made a normal take off and climbout. About five minutes after takeoff, the aircrew advised Tan Son Nhut they had an engine problem and were returning to that airfield. The pilot radioed radar control that he had a rough #1 engine. He received a vector course to steer. Shortly thereafter, the pilot reported he had to feather #1. Soon he reported the field in sight and was cleared for a straight in, downwind approach. Next he called the control tower reporting he could not get his landing gear fully down and locked. A witness later said only the left gear was down. This gear trouble undoubtedly added severely to his unsymmetrical drag and control problem. The tower first saw the plane turning slowly left away from the field at very low altitude, then stall, wing over and suddenly plunge to earth. Witnesses observed a steep, violent, crushing impact in a rice paddy followed instantly by a fierce fire. The time was about 1850 hours. Twenty-five airmen were lost in the crash, including CAPT Karl D. Sobolik, A2C Lawrence A. Barcklow, A2C Troy Bealin, A1C Hardy L. Bell, SMS Earl K. Burns Jr., MSGT Dieter W. Dietz, 1LT Charles L. Faulkner, 1LT Harold L. Graves, LTC Carroll G. Hogeman, CAPT John R. Humphrey, CAPT Edward L. Kerr, MSGT Marchelle R. Lanzone, MSGT William A. Lynch Jr., LTC Norman W. McRobie, A1C James E. Oxley, 1LT Adrian F. Purnell, 1LT Alden L. Riley, CWO Alan R. Steffen, SSGT Walter Suhar, MAJ Joe H. Trickey Jr., TSGT Jesse L. Waltman, CAPT James E. Webb, LTC Paul R. West, SSGT Bobby L. Williams, and SSGT Dennis P. Wright. [Taken from togetherweserved.com and aviation-safety.net]
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POSTED ON 10.10.2014
POSTED BY: USAF A1C Bruce J Bader

A Comrade in Arms

Eddie it is by the faith of god that your name is on the wall and not mine. If we had not traded assignments when stationed together at Yokota AFB in Japan it would have been me sitting in your seat instead of you on that tragic day when your short life was taken.

It was an honor and privilege to serve with you in the USAF, and to come to know you as a friend. We kept many a F-105 Thunder Chief in the air during that terrible war.

I had the opportunity to touch your name on the Viet Nam Memorial, and say a prayer for you and all our other fallen comrades at your place on the wall.

I think of you and pray for you often.

May your soul rest in peace my friend.

Bruce J Bader
AF16758781
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