JERRY M SHRIVER
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HONORED ON PANEL 26W, LINE 41 OF THE WALL

JERRY MICHAEL SHRIVER

WALL NAME

JERRY M SHRIVER

PANEL / LINE

26W/41

DATE OF BIRTH

09/24/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/24/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SACRAMENTO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Sacramento County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

MSGT

STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JERRY MICHAEL SHRIVER
POSTED ON 4.24.2018
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Citation (Second Award)

Jerry Michael Shriver
DATE OF BIRTH: September 24, 1941
HOME OF RECORD:
Sacramento, California


Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Army
Division: 1st Special Forces
GENERAL ORDERS:
Department of the Army, General Orders No. 47 (October 2, 1974)

CITATION:
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Master Sergeant Jerry Michael Shriver (ASN: RA-315461629), United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star (Posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, in the Republic of Vietnam, on 24 April 1969. His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
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POSTED ON 4.24.2018
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Citation (First Award)

Jerry Michael Shriver
DATE OF BIRTH: September 24, 1941
HOME OF RECORD:
Sacramento, California

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Army
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Division: 1st Special Forces
GENERAL ORDERS:
RV, General Orders No: 4999 - (October 1, 1967)

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 8, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Staff Sergeant Jerry Michael Shriver (ASN: RA-315461629), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Command and Control South, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, in the Republic of Vietnam. Staff Sergeant Shriver distinguished himself on 27 October 1966 while serving as assistant team leader of a four man Special Forces reconnaissance team on a combat mission deep in hostile territory. While moving through thick jungle terrain, his team was attacked by a numerically superior Viet Cong force. Sergeant Shriver and his men succeeded in repulsing the first attack and immediately pulled back into a defensive perimeter. He then moved out of the perimeter to reach the body of a dead insurgent in an attempt to gain intelligence material. The Viet Cong had removed all equipment from the body so he moved back passing with-in ten meters of two insurgents. He attempted to make radio contact with friendly forces but was unable to in the thick terrain. The enemy forces soon surrounded his team but he directed heavy fire on them and repulsed their numerous probes. Finally making contact, he called in air strikes on the Viet Cong positions to cover evacuation operations. Because of the terrain and heavy firing, the helicopters were only able to hoist one man at a time. Sergeant Shriver volunteered to remain on the ground to cover the operations and directed deadly fire on the concentrated attacks by the hostile soldiers. Ignoring the hail of bullets striking around him, he fought furiously until all his men were aboard.
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POSTED ON 4.24.2018
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Soldier's Medal Citation

Jerry Michael Shriver
DATE OF BIRTH: September 24, 1941
HOME OF RECORD:
Sacramento, California

Soldier's Medal
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Army
Division: 1st Special Forces
GENERAL ORDERS:
CITATION:
SYNOPSIS: Master Sergeant Jerry Michael Shriver (ASN: RA-315461629), United States Army, was awarded the Soldier's Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy of the United States.
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POSTED ON 5.30.2017

Bronze Star

I did not know you personally, but I became a brother back in the late 80's My son is going to to the wall to put a Bronze star under your panel. You deserve it more than me DOL brother.
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POSTED ON 3.19.2017
POSTED BY: CW4 JohnF. Clifford US Army (Retired)

I Still Remember

It will be fifty years this July since I picked you up from a PZ in bandit country.

I still remember you, and will until I see you again.

God keep you Jerry, you left us too soon.

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