JACOB E MERCER
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HONORED ON PANEL 1W, LINE 45 OF THE WALL

JACOB EDWARD MERCER

WALL NAME

JACOB E MERCER

PANEL / LINE

1W/45

DATE OF BIRTH

07/20/1936

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/18/1972

HOME OF RECORD

JACKSONVILLE

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

SMS

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JACOB EDWARD MERCER
POSTED ON 8.27.2001
POSTED BY: Amy E. Kehoe

I Feel Honored

In July of 1993, I went through USAF Basic Training.I have been wearing SMSgt Mercer's band ever since.In 8 years, I have had it off my wrist only once...while giving birth to my son.
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POSTED ON 4.11.1999
POSTED BY: Michael Robert Patterson

In Honored Remembrance

"On October 27, 1994, the Air Force announced that they had identified the remains of thirteen servicemen killed during the Vietnam War, including twelve who were on an AC-130A shot down over the A-Shau Valley on June 18, 1972. According to a news report from Travis Air Force Base, California, three of the twelve members of the crew (Major Gerald F. Ayers, Captain Mark Danielson and Senior Master Sergeant Jacob Mercer) had been individually identified and the nine other crew members (Tech Sergeant Richard Cole, Captain Paul Gilbert, Major Robert Harrison, Sergeant Leon Hunt, Sergeant Donald Klinke, Sergeant Stanley Lehrke, Sergeant Larry Newman, Sergeant Richard Nyhof and Captain Robert Wilson) had been 'identified' as a group.

"On November 17, 1994, a group burial of the co-mingled remains of the AC-130 crew was held at Arlington National Cemetery.
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