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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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JERRY WILLIAM PYLE
POSTED ON 1.25.2011
POSTED BY: Ellen F. Pyle

Jerry Pyle

Jerry W. Pyle was born in Rockport, Indiana on August 29, 1930. He grew up and went to school in Richland, Indiana. He attended Purdue University and Evansville College. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in January 1951 and received a commission as a second lieutenant in May 1952 and became a fighter pilot. He served at various bases throughout the country as well as a tour of duty in Okinawa in 195501956. He received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado in 1964 and his master's from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio in 1969. His service in Vietnam began January 22, 1970. Eventually he was assigned to the 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron at Da Nang. He and his fellow forward air controllers flew in support of Quang Nam Province. Jerry's plane, an 0-2, was shot down by the enemy on the morning of May 11, 1970. He is survived by his widow Ellen F. Pyle, a daughter, Ellen E., and a son, Paul V.
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POSTED ON 9.6.2002
POSTED BY: Jim Meade

Remembering Our Lost Brother

"LOPEZ" FAC Jerry Pyle is not forgotten. "All Gave Some - Some Gave All"
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POSTED ON 10.1.2001

If I should die...remembrances for LTCOL.Jerry William PYLE, USAF...no relation to the fictional GOMER PYLE, USMC, though he died trying to save many Marines then under ambush from the enemy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile....Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine.........and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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POSTED ON 7.18.2000
POSTED BY: Greg Lutes

"Lopez Control"

On the 11th of May 1970 LtCol Pyle was flying an OV-2 spotter plane. His call sign was Lopez Control. He was over an area where a CAP 2-4-2 team was patroling. He noticed VC attempting to ambush this patrol and dived to engage them. He took many hits and was shot down at BT132550. There was a react called and CAP 2-4-3 and 2-4-2 had a running gunfight with the VC to recover the body of the LtCol. I was with them and we were able to get his body. Thank you LtCol Pyle for the lives of those Marines. SEMPER FI.

"Doc" Lutes, CAP 2-4-3
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