JESSE L BRANDON
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HONORED ON PANEL 15E, LINE 125 OF THE WALL

JESSE L BRANDON

WALL NAME

JESSE L BRANDON

PANEL / LINE

15E/125

DATE OF BIRTH

08/24/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/01/1967

HOME OF RECORD

OXFORD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Granville County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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LEFT FOR JESSE L BRANDON
POSTED ON 3.1.2019
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Medal Citation

Jesse L. Brandon

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Army
Rank: Specialist Fourth Class
GENERAL ORDERS:
Headquarters, II Field Force Vietnam, General Orders No. 509 (April 3, 1967)
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Specialist Fourth Class Jesse L. Brandon (ASN: US-53410258), United States Army, for gallantry in action against a hostile force on 26 February 1967 while assigned to Troop A, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in the Republic of Vietnam. On this date, Specialist Brandon was serving as the point man of a combat patrol. As the patrol was advancing into the jungle along a suspected Viet Cong tail, Specialist Brandon alerted the patrol of the possibility of an ambush. Moving forward, he forced the Viet Cong prematurely to open fire form their automatic weapons emplacement. Realizing that the remainder of the patrol was unable to bring effective fire on the bunker, he immediately exposed himself, returning fire with his rifle and directing the fire of the point element. When his own weapon malfunctioned, he ran through the line of enemy fire, secured a weapon from a fallen comrade, and resumed an intense rate of fire on the enemy position. Only when he expended all his ammunition did he withdraw from his exposed position. While covering the movement of the remainder of his patrol, he observed an aidman attempting to evacuate a wounded man from the battlefield. Reacting instantly, he moved through enemy fire to assist him. Specialist Brandon continued to distinguish himself until he was mortally wounded. His exceptional heroism in close combat against a fanatical enemy was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
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POSTED ON 11.3.2018

Misadventure (Friendly fire)

On February 26, 1967, Troop A, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry, was participating in a search and clear operation during Operation Junction City near Tay Ninh city in Tay Ninh Province, RVN. The armored unit arrived near a suspected Viet Cong base camp in dense jungle where elements of each platoon in the patrol dismounted. They cautiously followed a trail in an attempt to find the enemy. Entering the enemy camp, the patrol came under a heavy volume of Viet Cong automatic weapons fire from a hidden bunker. While engaging the enemy, a member of the point element, PVT Carlos Medina, was fatally wounded. Another of the dismounted troopers, SP4 Jesse L Brandon, was mortally injured after he was hit by fragments from a bomb dropped by friendly forces near the enemy position. The besieged unit requested assistance and Troop B was dispatched to the scene. As the relief force was attempting to hook up with Troop A, they made contact with the enemy and began to immediately receive intense hostile fire. As the vehicles maneuvered to return the fire, an enemy rocket pierced the cupola of one of the tracks, fatally wounding the Track Commander, SGT Johnny E. Brumley, and seriously injuring his machine gunner, SP4 Rodger D. Lewis. Ignoring his wounds, SP4 Lewis continued to fire on the enemy positions. Seeing the distress of his Track Commander, he left his position in the armored vehicle and, fully exposed, went to his aid. While attempting to pull him from the cupola, Lewis became the target for enemy snipers. Refusing to seek cover, he persisted in his efforts until the enemy detonated a claymore mine nearby which mortally wounded him and another B Trooper, SP4 Harry Mathis Jr. Mathis and Medina were posthumously awarded the Bronze Star medal, and Brandon and Lewis were posthumously awarded the Silver Star medal. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 6.24.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thank You

Dear Spec 4 Jesse Brandon,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Independence Day is approaching, and it is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 11.11.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Jesse L Brandon, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 6.27.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Jesse is buried at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Oxford, NC.
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