JERRY CAPE
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HONORED ON PANEL 18E, LINE 83 OF THE WALL

JERRY CAPE

WALL NAME

JERRY CAPE

PANEL / LINE

18E/83

DATE OF BIRTH

12/27/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/25/1967

HOME OF RECORD

WOODRUFF

COUNTY OF RECORD

Spartanburg County

STATE

SC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JERRY CAPE
POSTED ON 9.25.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thanks

Dear PFC Jerry Cape,
Thank you for your service as a Combat Engineer. It is another autumn, and time has passed since this war. 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 1.22.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Jerry Cape, 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 4.25.2015
POSTED BY: A Marine, Quang Tri

Semper Fi

Semper Fi, Marine.
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POSTED ON 2.12.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Jerry is Lanford Baptist Church Cemetery, Enoree, Laurens County,SC. PH
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POSTED ON 11.13.2004
POSTED BY: Susan Baldwin Mayes

Remembering Jerry

I remember when Jerry and his parents, (my dad's aunt and uncle) came to visit us in Spartanburg in '66. I was 9, and I was standing in the bedroom I shared with Lisa. I was playing my new player organ, as Jerry slipped up behind me and listened. I didn't know too many tunes yet, and my fingering was timid. I turned the page and began playing "Onward Christian Soldiers", and was startled when, suddenly, Jerry began singing aloud. He had a strong controlled voice, and he projected the words with passion. It was my last memory of him.

Jerry is buried in the Cape family plot just past the Baldwin family plot in Lanford (Enoree SC).
I remember his military funeral there, the Marine playing Taps, and the 3 Marines firing their rifles.

I am currently reading the Nelson DeMille novel, "Up Country", and there are numerous references to Quang Tri, the province where Jerry was killed.
I searched the online photographs today, and felt sorrow for Jerry and the young men who died there, 4/25/67. I cannot fathom the kaos these Marines faced as they "dug in", and controlled the riverbanks (Perfume River). Losing our young men, whatever is cause, is tragic, and forever changes the dynamics of each family. We will honor them through our memories, all our lives!
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