JERRY A WYMAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 55E, LINE 37 OF THE WALL

JERRY ALAN WYMAN

WALL NAME

JERRY A WYMAN

PANEL / LINE

55E/37

DATE OF BIRTH

12/12/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/05/1968

HOME OF RECORD

LIVONIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Wayne County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JERRY ALAN WYMAN
POSTED ON 9.21.2019
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of SP4 Jerry A. Wyman

On May 5, 1968, a U.S. 4th Infantry Division truck convoy was ambushed on Highway 14, eight miles south of Kontum City in Kontum Province, RVN. The 9:40 AM attack began when enemy gunners fired small arms, B-40 rockets, and mortars from both sides of the highway. Ten minutes later, the enemy launched a ground attack from the tree lines along the road. Tanks from the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) 3rd Armored Cavalry reacted immediately and began firing into the ambush. ARVN armored personnel carriers arrived at 11:00 AM, forcing their way into the tree line on the westside of the road and overran the enemy command post. ARVN Rangers and CIDG troopers reinforced the ground action, and U.S. Army helicopter gunships and American and Vietnamese Air Force tactical airstrikes and artillery supported the ground forces. The battle ended at 2:30 PM when enemy broke contact. A total of 121 enemy combatants were killed. American losses were eight killed and twenty-eight wounded. The lost U.S. personnel included SP4 Donald A. Campbell, SP4 John R. Crouse, PFC John L. Downing, SP4 Harold T. Henesy, SP4 William J. Safrit, SP4 Tommy L. Shehorn, PFC Larry D. Williams, and SP4 Jerry A. Wyman. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 4.18.2017
POSTED BY: kenneth r lescoe

MY NEIGHBOR

REMEMBERING PUT A TRANSMISSION IN YOUR 59 FORD LAST WE WHERE TOGETHER
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POSTED ON 8.23.2016
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of SP4 Jerry A. Wyman

SP4 Jerry A. Wyman was a light vehicle driver assigned to the 563rd Transportation Company. On May 5, 1968, his unit had convoy duty between Pleiku and Knotum when they were ambushed on Highway QL-14 about 8 miles south of Kontum City in Kontum Province, RVN. While engaging the enemy with a .50 caliber machine gun on a gun truck, SP4 Wyman was killed in action when hit by small arms fire. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and transportation.army.mil]
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POSTED ON 5.10.2016
POSTED BY: Stanley Crowder

Army Buddy

Every year since May 5th 1968 I always remember Jerry. I too was station in the 563rd Transportation 1968-1969 Sorry it took this long. May10, 2016
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POSTED ON 11.27.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Jerry Alan Wyman, 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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