JERRY L BECKHAM
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HONORED ON PANEL 20E, LINE 39 OF THE WALL

JERRY LEE BECKHAM

WALL NAME

JERRY L BECKHAM

PANEL / LINE

20E/39

DATE OF BIRTH

09/27/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/19/1967

HOME OF RECORD

TULSA

COUNTY OF RECORD

TULSA COUNTY

STATE

OK

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JERRY LEE BECKHAM
POSTED ON 9.17.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from your sister Nancy is moving. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us....
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POSTED ON 12.21.2019

Misadventure (Friendly Fire)

SP4 Jerry L. Beckham was an aircraft mechanic serving with the 603rd Transportation Detachment and PFC Harold E. Fetner was an infantryman assigned to the 188th Assault Helicopter Company (“Black Widows”). At 9:00 PM on May 19, 1967, Beckham and Fetner were on guard duty at Bunker 4½ at Camp Rainier (Dau Tieng Base Camp) in Binh Duong Province, RVN, when their location was hit by a friendly recoilless rifle round. The bunker was destroyed in the blast, killing Beckham instantly. Fetner was critically injured and admitted to the 45th Surgical Hospital at 10:50 PM with multiple fragmentation wounds to the lower extremities, right lung, and left axillary artery. He expired the following afternoon. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vietnam.ttu.edu/reports]
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POSTED ON 6.16.2017
POSTED BY: Nancy Porth Chrivia

My big brother

Still have the teddy bear you won at the county fair before I was born! Miss you ! Will see you again someday!
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POSTED ON 1.12.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SPEC 4 BECKHAM,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN AIRCRAFT ARMAMENT REPAIRMAN. THE CHRISTMAS SEASON IS OVER, AND IT IS A NEW YEAR, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 4.29.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Jerry Lee Beckham, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, Sir

Curt Carter
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