EVERETT O KERR
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HONORED ON PANEL 8E, LINE 45 OF THE WALL

EVERETT OSCAR KERR

WALL NAME

EVERETT O KERR

PANEL / LINE

8E/45

DATE OF BIRTH

04/18/1936

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/13/1966

HOME OF RECORD

BELMONT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Pleasants County

STATE

WV

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

LTC

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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EVERETT OSCAR KERR
POSTED ON 4.9.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

As your 85th birthday approaches, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

POW-MIA...Never Forget

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 7.29.2020
POSTED BY: Carolyn Carreiro

In remembrance of my Uncle Everett

You will always be remembered Uncle.
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POSTED ON 11.30.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear LTC Everett Kerr, Thank you for your service as a Weapons Systems Officer. You are still MIA. Please come home. 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 5.26.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Lieutenant Colonel Everett Oscar Kerr, Served with the 13th Bomb Squadron, 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force, Montani Semper Liberi!
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POSTED ON 7.23.2014

Final Mission of CAPT Everett O. Kerr

When North Vietnam began to increase their military strength in South Vietnam, NVA and Viet Cong troops again intruded on neutral Laos for sanctuary, as the Viet Minh had done during the war with the French some years before. The border road, termed the "Ho Chi Minh Trail" was used for transporting weapons, supplies and troops. Hundreds of American pilots were shot down trying to stop this communist traffic to South Vietnam. Fortunately, search and rescue teams in Vietnam were extremely successful and the recovery rate was high. Still there were nearly 600 who were not rescued. Many of them went down along the Ho Chi Minh Trail and the passes through the border mountains between Laos and Vietnam. Many were alive on the ground and in radio contact with search and rescue and other planes; some were known to have been captured. Hanoi's communist allies in Laos, the Pathet Lao, publicly spoke of American prisoners they held, but when peace agreements were negotiated, Laos was not included, and not a single American was released that had been held in Laos. The B-57 Canberra was one of the aircraft used by the U.S. Air Force to bomb the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The Canberra first came to the Vietnam theater at the time of the Gulf of Tonkin incident om 1964. It proved too vulnerable and difficult to repair for working targets over North Vietnam, but was effective in the armed reconnaissance trail operations of Operation Steel Tiger. The Canberra was sometimes used in conjunction with other, more sophisticated aircraft, such as the C-130, and was especially effective on night missions. CAPT Charles W. Burkart Jr. was the pilot and CAPT Everett O. Kerr the navigator of a B-57 Canberra assigned a night strike mission over Laos on June 13, 1966. CAPT Burkart's aircraft was flying in a flight of three planes. Prior to reaching the target area, the flight became separated due to bad weather. The last known radio contact from Burkart and Kerr was approximately 50 minutes after takeoff at Da Nang. Their approximate location was about 8 miles southeast of the city of Ban Som Peng in the Ban Karai Pass region of Khammouane Province, Laos. Despite search efforts, no aircraft wreckage was located, and no emergency beeper signals were detected. Burkart and Kerr were classified Missing in Action. When 591 Americans were released from prisoner of war camps at the end of American involvement in the war, Kerr and Burkart were not among them. Not one American held in Laos had been released. In early 1979, thirteen years after their disappearance, Kerr and Burkart were administratively declared dead based on no specific information that they were alive. Charles W. Burkart was promoted to the rank of Colonel and Everett O. Kerr was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel during the period they were maintained missing. [Narrative taken from pownetwork.org; image from wikipedia.org]
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