JERRY L WILSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 48W, LINE 31 OF THE WALL

JERRY LEE WILSON

WALL NAME

JERRY L WILSON

PANEL / LINE

48W/31

DATE OF BIRTH

08/19/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/16/1968

HOME OF RECORD

DONIPHAN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Ripley County

STATE

MO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JERRY LEE WILSON
POSTED ON 3.16.2024
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. While all deaths in Vietnam are tragic that you died three days before your 23rd birthday is especially so. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 1.30.2023
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Jerry Wilson, Thank you for your service with the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry. 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 3.29.2021
POSTED BY: Joe Evancho

Remembering a friend I'll never forget.

Jerry and I arrived in Vietnam in February 1968. We met when we both became assigned to Co. D 2nd Bn. 12th Infantry 1st Air Cavalry. We became the best of friends, he was only 4 years older than me, but much wiser and mature. He helped me get trough my first few months in Vietnam, before he transferred to Echo Company. God Bless Him. I'll never for get him. One of the great men that sacrificed their life for our country.




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POSTED ON 7.24.2017

Final Mission of SP4 Jerry L. Wilson

Landing Zone Nancy, located a few kilometers from Quang Tri City, was built by the 1st Cavalry Division around the beginning of 1968 as part of the U.S. build-up of forces in Quang Tri Province, RVN. By mid-August 1968, LZ Nancy was home to artillery and engineer units as well as infantrymen. On the night of August 16th, LZ Nancy was attacked by NVA forces which were able to penetrate the perimeter defenses. Dense jungle and foliage had not been cleared around the edges of LZ Nancy, and the brush-end bamboo and timber thickets that grew right up to the perimeter gave the enemy a covered route of movement and provided a concealed place for observing Nancy’s fortifications. When the attack began, enemy sappers were already within the defensive positions of Nancy. When their mortars began falling, the enemy was able to destroy bunkers and tents before U.S. forces were even alerted. By the time the NVA withdrew at dawn, the bloody fighting had resulted in 20 U.S. killed in action. They included SP4 John D. Strate, CPL George R. Anderson, SGT Darrel E. Barnhouse, PFC David R. Boever, PFC John E. Cumbry, PFC Charles M. Hardy, PFC Otis L. Hartry, SP4 Gary D. Bowling, SP4 Jerry L. Wilson, PFC Elliott L. De Cora, SSGT Jeppie J. Payne, PFC Joseph F. Ribeiro, PFC John L. Began, SP4 Robert M. Cravens Jr., PFC John P. Cook, SP4 Paul L. Huff, SGT Patrick L. Kortesmaki, PFC Thomas L. Mericantante, SP4 Robert M. Reynolds, and SP4 Terry R. Zimmerman. Following the disastrous attack, a swath ranging in depth from 500 to 1000 meters (including 200 to 500 meters on the opposite side of the river bordering LZ Nancy on the south) was cleared in the dense foliage that had previously concealed the approach and departure of the attacking force. [Taken from virtualwall.org and “Lessons Learned, Headquarters, 14th Engineer Battalion (Combat), Period Ending 31 October 1968” at dtic.mil]
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POSTED ON 8.16.2015
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Thank You

Thank you Spec 4 Wilson for your leadership and courage.
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