JERRY W PYLE
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HONORED ON PANEL 10W, LINE 19 OF THE WALL

JERRY WILLIAM PYLE

WALL NAME

JERRY W PYLE

PANEL / LINE

10W/19

DATE OF BIRTH

08/29/1930

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/11/1970

HOME OF RECORD

RICHLAND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hopkins County

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

LTC

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LEFT FOR JERRY WILLIAM PYLE
POSTED ON 9.9.2018

Final Mission of LTC Jerry W. Pyle

LTC Jerry W. Pyle was a U.S. Air Force pilot serving with the 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron, 504th Tactical Air Support Group, 7th Air Force. On May 11, 1970, LTC Pyle was on a visual reconnaissance mission in a USAF Cessna O-2A Skymaster (#67-21341) approximately three miles from Hieu Nhon in Quang Nam Province, RVN, when he reported to U.S. Marine Combined Action Program (CAP) units in the area that he had spotted a camouflaged bunker. After receiving the coordinates of the bunker, a CAP 2-4-2 patrol was dispatched to investigate. The patrol fired on the bunker, killing one Viet Cong in the bunker and another attempting to flee. LTC Pyle remained on station while the patrol swept the area. During this time, Pyle noticed four VC attempting to outflank the CAP 2-4-2 patrol and dived to engage them. The four VC opened fire with automatic weapons on the aircraft which took an unknown number of hits, crashed and burned. The four VC then fled in an unknown direction. The CAP 2-4-2 patrol requested a reaction force of CAP Marines and river patrol boats from the 1st Coastal Zone Advisory Group to move to and help secure the crash site. The CAP 2-4-2 patrol moved to the crash site fired on two VC throwing grenades and firing small arms at the burning aircraft. The enemy fled south without returning fire. A sweep of the area was nonproductive. Pyle’s body was recovered at 12:45 PM and delivered to the 2nd CAP Headquarters. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 8.29.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Lieutenant Colonel Jerry William Pyle, Served with the 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron, 504th Tactical Air Support Group, 7th Air Force.
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POSTED ON 8.10.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LTC Jerry William Pyle, 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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POSTED ON 8.23.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Jerry is buried at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Rockport, Spencer County,IN. AFCM PH
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POSTED ON 2.8.2011

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