REX M SHERMAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 16W, LINE 96 OF THE WALL

REX MARCEL SHERMAN

WALL NAME

REX M SHERMAN

PANEL / LINE

16W/96

DATE OF BIRTH

04/08/1951

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH THUAN

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/19/1969

HOME OF RECORD

ROMNEY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hampshire County

STATE

WV

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR REX MARCEL SHERMAN
POSTED ON 7.1.2018
POSTED BY: Mike Switzer

Tribute to Sky Soldier

On behalf of all the paratroopers 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 3.27.2018

Old friend of Rexs mother

Thank you for serving. Your family will always remember you. What a handsome young man.
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POSTED ON 1.27.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Stuart

Rex Sherman

I am looking for family of Rex Sherman. I served with Rex and was with him when he died. I would love to talk to Dana his brother.
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POSTED ON 2.14.2017

Thank you

Thank you so much for serving. I'm wishing you and your family a Happy Valentine's Day.
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POSTED ON 11.19.2016
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Citation

Rex Marcel Sherman
Date of birth: April 8, 1951
Date of death: November 19, 1969
Home of record: Romney West Virginia
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal [then Private First Class] Rex Marcel Sherman, United States Army, for gallantry in action. Private First Class Sherman distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions while engaged in military operations against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam on 19 November 1969, while serving as a senior observer for a Ranger patrol with Company C (Ranger), 75th Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate). On that date; Private Sherman's team effected an ambush of approximately thirty enemy soldiers, killing eight of them out right. The remaining enemy began delivering a hail of small arms and automatic fire on the team, threatening to overrun the friendly position. At one point during the contact, the enemy attempted to overrun the patrol from the rear by utilizing a human wave attack. Private Sherman, with complete disregard for his own safety, exposed himself to the assault, enabling the team to thwart the charge. He then maneuvered his team into a position where they could lay down an effective base of fire on enemy positions while Private Sherman unhesitatingly left the relative security of his team to recover enemy weapons and documents from the dead enemy soldiers in the area, withstanding withering hostile fire as he proceeded. As supporting elements began arriving, Private Sherman dashed across a nearby clearing attempting to deliver the captured documents and weapons to a waiting helicopter, but was mortally wounded by enemy fire. Private First Class Sherman's heroic devotion to duty unswerving determination in the face of a numerically superior enemy force were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, I Field Force Vietnam, General Orders No. 15 (January 7, 1970)

Action Date: November 19, 1969

Service: Army

Rank: Corporal

Company: Company C (Ranger)

Regiment: 75th Infantry Regiment (Ranger), 173d Airborne Brigade (Separate)
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