Carver, Jerry Dewayne, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
11E10-Armor Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1970-1970, 11E10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
Service Years
1967 - 1970
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Order of the Spur

Sergeant



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1949
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Tuscaloosa
Last Address
Tuscaloosa

Casualty Date
Jun 26, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Cambodia
Conflict
Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
Location of Interment
Memory Hill Gardens Cemetery - Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
09W 093

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 Unofficial Badges 

Order of The Spur


 Tributes from Members  
Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 542
Tribute from 3/4 Cav Association posted by AR Moore, John (SaberAlpha 10), MAJ 224
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Rifle
Auto Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
School Assignments - Staff3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
  1967-1968, 11E10, Combatives Train the Trainer - Skill level 1 Course
  1968-1968, 11E10, Combatives Train the Trainer - Skill level 1 Course
  1968-1969, Combatives Train the Trainer - Skill level 1 Course
  1969-1969, Infantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GA/ARNG Warrior Training Center (Cadre) Fort Benning
  1970-1970, 11E10, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment/A Troop
  1970-1970, 11E10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1970 Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Apr 06, 2016, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Sgt. Jerry Dewayne Carver was postumously promoted from Specialist 4th Class.  He died in a night attack while his unit, A Troop 3/4 Cavalry was in a Cambodian excursion.  I will try and find his citation for the Bronze Star he earned that night.  He entered the Army in 1967, probably right around the time he turned 18.  All his training for the next two years or so, took place at Fort Benning, Georgia as a 11E Armor Crewman.  His last MOS was 11E10.  His Service Number was RA 422661656.  He graduated from Tuscaloosa High School and spent a year in College at Livingston Star College.  He was an assistant manager at a local Supermarket before entering the service.  He was a member of the Church of Christ in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  His last address was his parents residence at 1602 Avenue E.  Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  His brother, James, survived him.  His genealogy is listed below.

Father: Vivin Thomas Carver (1917 - 2007)
Mother: Ida Dell Lenning (1920 - 1988)
Grandfather: Ira Leslie Carver (1894 - 1961)
Grandmother: Ethel Violet Odom (1892 - 1961)
Great Grandfather: Asa Green Carver (1862 - 1933)
Great Grandmother: Martha E. Keely (1866 - 1920)
Maternal Grandfather: James Louis Lenning (1888 - 1952)
Maternal Grandmother: Nellie Melvina Mayben (1896 - 1977)

The only citation I could find for his Bronze Star is from a homeown newspaper  which partially quoted from it.  "On 26 June 1970, while serving with ...the 4th Cavalry in the Republic of Cambodia ...an ememy force attempted to penetrate the A troop night defensive position perimeter.  When Carver detected the enemy force he immediately alerted the unit.  With complete disregard to his own safety, Sgt. Carver exposed himself to a hail of enemy fire as he engaged the hostiles.  During the encounter, Sgt. Carver was fately wounded.  His valorous actions ..." - He also recieved a Bronze Star for Meritorious Service.

Note from the Virtual Wall: (08 Jun 2000)

Jerry was my first cousin.  He was older than me but I'll always remember him.  I just want to give him the honor he earned while fighting for our freedom.  There is not much information available on Jerry as his parents are also passed on, and I haven't been able to locate his brother, so if anuone can help me find out anything on him please email me.
 
Thank you so much,
Charles Reddell
ccredd@mindspring.com
 
   
Comments/Citation
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 09W 093
MOS 11E10 SN 422661656
DB 08 Aug 1949 Tuscaloosa, AL
KIA Cambodia/BATTLE/FRAG WOUNDS
Church Of Christ/Caucasian/Single
   
 Military Association Memberships
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor3/4 Cav AssociationVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1970, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  1970, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]2
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
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