Taber, Jerry Dean, SP 5

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Last Rank
Specialist 5
Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Last Primary MOS
91B10-Combat Medic
Last MOS Group
Medical Department (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 91B10, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment/HHT
Service Years
1958 - 1966

Specialist 5

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Casualty Date
Nov 05, 1966
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Memorial Park Cemetery - Enid, Oklahoma
Wall/Plot Coordinates
12E 030

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor3/4 Cav Association
  1966, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1966, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  1966, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]

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  Tributes from Others: Sep 9, 2015  

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Kilgore Tx.
Honoring the memory of a patriot.Thank you for your years of service to our nation. You are another of the 'special breed'.'WERE IT NOT FOR THE BRAVE,THERE WOULD BE NO LAND OF THE FREE.'~Anon~Rest in peace Jerry Dean Taber,YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!!!
Oct 2, 2009
Garnet  Jenkins
Grand Junction Co
~ You Are Not Forgotten, Jerry ~

In Remembrance of your service and with a Multitude of Thanks for your Courage and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest in Peace SP5 Jerry Dean Taber and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I am the sister of Sgt. David Dickinson, who also made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam in 1967..... ~TREASURE THIS HERO LORD, IN YOUR GARDEN OF REST, FOR WHILE HERE ON EARTH, HE WAS ONE OF OUR BEST~

Apr 27, 2008
Manuel Pino Bco 2/8th 1st Cav 68-69
Fellow Medic

The proud young valor that rose above the mortal and then, at last, was mortal after all. Rest in peace.
Dec 10, 2006
James Taber
Monday, March 28, 2005
Manuel Pino Jr.
Fellow Medic
REFLECTIONS FROM THE MOVING WALL". I am a monument to a black period in this countries history.I am the vietnam wall.,composed to two angled granite walls,inscribed with the names of fifty eight thousand,one hundred thirty four american men and women who died in hell (that was vietnam) Many people come to see me. strangely they come mostly in silence-old people,young people,children,mothers,fathers,widows,and veterans.all for reasons of their own.they bring gifts,pictures,letters,flowers,poems and cigarettes.the letters speak of grief and loneliness and regret.they ask forgiveness.they are an out pouring of pain.the people softly touch names on my face.they water my grass with tears.then they leave in silence and I hope in peace.for I am more than two stone walls.I am a thank you from a nation that forgot.I am a long past due apology.I am healing for wounds too long left untended.I am a tribute paid to fallen warriors.I AM THE VIETNAM WALL. "america has forgotten the wars.will she remember her warriors"? You may be gone , BUT YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN. WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Jim Brothers
25th Inf. Viet Vet
Jerry- RIP~You are not forgotten.
Thursday, December 12, 2002
Robert Tripp
a friend never met
Ridgeway, Ontario Canada
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." - John 15:13
Friday, November 11, 2005

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you , one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:
Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul....and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From all your "Band of Nam Brothers"
Posted by: Bill Nelson Nam Vet 101st Airborne

Relationship: Nam Vet 2/502nd Infantry '69
Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Thank You
You have so selflessly given to the good of our nation and I hope you know how much it means to me and everyone else. Your patriotism and courage is inspiring to me. I hope one day I can show these same characteristics and hopefully in a different way. Thank you for all that you have done. You’ll never be forgotten.
Posted by: Dustin C. Minton

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

IN Olsen, David O, SGT 547
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