JERRY L PETERSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 28W, LINE 21 OF THE WALL

JERRY LEE PETERSON

WALL NAME

JERRY L PETERSON

PANEL / LINE

28W/21

DATE OF BIRTH

02/09/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/23/1969

HOME OF RECORD

LA PORTE

COUNTY OF RECORD

LaPorte County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JERRY LEE PETERSON
POSTED ON 5.1.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Jerry Peterson, Thank you for your service as a Light-Wheel Vehicle Mechanic. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Yesterday was the 46th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, and it is still sad. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.25.2020
POSTED BY: JAMES C BAILEY

We were in the same unit, it was a helluva an explosion that killed him and two others..

Somewhere I've got a photo of Jerry goofing around a "twin 40 duster", hanging from the barrels like some kinda chimp with a big smile...good kid.
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POSTED ON 12.27.2018
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 6.24.2016

Final Mission of SP4 Jerry L. Peterson

At approximately 2315 on March 23, 1969, two U.S. Army ordinance support units based in the same area about 5 miles southwest of Qui Nhong, Binh D?nh Province, RVN, were attacked by an unknown size enemy force. The enemy attacked with small arms and automatic weapons fire. Contact with the enemy was lost at an unreported time when the attackers withdrew. No enemy were reported to have penetrated the perimeter and enemy losses were unknown. A fire was started during the action which resulted in an ammunition storage area exploding. Three U.S. personnel from the 184th Ordnance Battalion were killed in the blast. They included CAPT William J. Ahlum, SP5 Michael L. Berry, and, SP4 Jerry L. Peterson. CAPT Ahlum was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star for his heroic actions during the attack by exposing himself to danger while searching for wounded personnel and damaged equipment. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 6.3.2014
POSTED BY: Bob Allen

Knew His Mom

I knew Jerry's mom, Jane, in the 70's and early 80's. Not a day went by that she didn't mention his name, and was still mad about his death years later. She had a large, beautiful painting (of Jerry sitting in a Jeep) hanging on her wall. She eventually moved to Florida, and passed away in 2005, and I wonder where that painting is now.
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