JERRY L SCHEMEL
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HONORED ON PANEL 9E, LINE 82 OF THE WALL

JERRY L SCHEMEL

WALL NAME

JERRY L SCHEMEL

PANEL / LINE

9E/82

DATE OF BIRTH

09/09/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/27/1966

HOME OF RECORD

DRAYTON PLAINS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Oakland County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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LEFT FOR JERRY L SCHEMEL
POSTED ON 12.18.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Jerry Schemel, Thank you for your service as an Airborne Qualified Infantryman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is the 3rd week of Advent, Christmas is soon. Time moves quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 7.23.2018
POSTED BY: jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio vietnam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde

You are not forgotten

The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered. All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Sky Soldier.
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POSTED ON 6.11.2018
POSTED BY: Mike Switzer

Tribute to Sky Soldier

On behalf of those who served with you in the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) and all who followed, we offer our respect and remembrance of your ultimate sacrifice. May you never be forgotten and your family and friends take comfort in your valor in serving.
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POSTED ON 2.17.2018

Final Mission of PFC Jerry L. Schemel

On July 27, 1966, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13571 from A Company, 82nd Aviation Battalion, was participating in a troop lift of members of C Company, 4/503rd, when the aircraft suffered a mechanical failure and crashed. The helicopter was the #8 aircraft in the middle of a formation when it suddenly went nose up and inverted in a loop over the top of the flight. It was almost back to level when it exploded on impact into trees. Eyewitnesses claimed to have seen what looked like two people exit the aircraft just before impact. First responders on the ground were kept 30-50 meters away from the flaming wreckage by the heat and the rounds exploding in the jungle. Trees and brush were reportedly shredded by M60 ammo boxes cooking off. Mortar and M-79 rounds were also detonating. Four crewmen and six passengers were killed in the crash. The lost crewmen included aircraft commander WO1 Rutherford J. Welsh, pilot WO1 Joseph C. Sampson Jr., crew chief SP5 Harold W. Reinbott Jr., and gunner PFC James W. Collins. The lost passengers were SSGT Joseph F. Hunt, PFC Joe D. Kegley, PFC Melvin W. McDowell, PFC Carlos D. Moore, PFC Jerry L. Schemel, and PFC James L. McCrystal. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 4.9.2014
POSTED BY: Cheryl Hatch Drinnon

You never forget your first love...and you were mine

You were my first boyfriend that gave me a ring, we called it going steady in those days. The memories are countless. The dances at the Walled Lake Casino where your band played, and we were on stage with Stevie Wonder. I became friends with your wife Tina after your passing and I mourned with her and by her side. You were such a talented saxophone player. We shared so many wonderful and fun times together. Thank you Jerry for the gifts you gave to all us. We will always love you and keep your memory alive within.
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