GERALD L WILSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 24W, LINE 73 OF THE WALL

GERALD LEE WILSON

WALL NAME

GERALD L WILSON

PANEL / LINE

24W/73

DATE OF BIRTH

08/05/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/21/1969

HOME OF RECORD

ALBANY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Dougherty County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

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LEFT FOR GERALD LEE WILSON
POSTED ON 2.29.2024
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you......

Nor shall your glory be forgot; While fame her record keeps, Or honor points the hallowed spot; Where valor proudly sleeps.
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POSTED ON 1.29.2023
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear p5 Gerald Wilson, Thank you for your service as a Special Forces Qualified Infantryman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Valentine's Day is soon. Time passes 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 5.21.2015
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SSGT Gerald Lee Wilson, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 5.21.2012
POSTED BY: A Vietnam Vet.

Distinguished Service Cross Citation

Distinguished Service Cross

Awarded posthumously for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Staff Sergeant Gerald Lee Wilson (ASN: RA-14718110), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Detachment B-20, Company B, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces. Staff Sergeant Wilson distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 21 May 1969 while serving as Commander of a Mobile Strike Force Company involved in a search and clear mission near the Ben Het Special Forces Camp in the rugged Central Highlands. At dawn the unit came under fierce hostile attack and began receiving countless mortar and rocket rounds. Moving to an exposed position of the defensive perimeter, Sergeant Wilson began to call in artillery barrages on the enemy. When another American advisor was wounded by small arms fire, Sergeant Wilson dragged him to the safety of a bomb crater to treat his wounds. He then returned to call in bombardment and was knocked to the ground by enemy fire. Realizing that many of his company were withdrawing from the vicious assault, he ignored his wounds and rallied his men in a counterattack which succeeded in pushing the assailants back. After retaking the company's position, he continued to expose himself to enemy fire while moving from position to position pointing out the location of enemy soldiers. In the process of calling in artillery to silence the enemy, he was mortally wounded by an enemy small arms round. Staff Sergeant Wilson's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army, Vietnam, General Orders No. 2202 (June 23, 1969)

Action Date: 21-May-69

Service: Army

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Company: Detachment B-20, Company B

Regiment: 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Division: 1st Special Forces
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POSTED ON 10.23.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Gerald is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery, Albany, Dougherty County,GA.
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