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June 3, 2012

Remembering A Special Forces Legend

April, 24th, 1969
Quan Loi Airfield
South Vietnam

Adjusting his olive drab skull cap, he pushed another .38 revolver between his utility belt. Shouldering the trusty M3 greasegun with its long silencer, he gave a quick tug to the multitude of grenades cinched at various points on his torso. Feeling them secure; he inspected the rest of the teams’ gear as they stepped on the skid and pulled themselves aboard the Huey.


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  • LoriMorganCerepani

    Recon6 LoriMorganCerepani I love that idea although I don't know how feasible it is.  Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Recon6

    LoriMorganCerepani   Great story, it would be awesome if you could have the bracelet repaired and wear it again!!  Anytime someone asked, you could relate Jerry's story, thus keeping this Heroes life in the fore front so others would know of him.  Just my opinion, but Thank You for sharing, very inspiring....6

  • Recon6

    LoriMorganCerepani   Great story, it would be awesome if you could have the bracelet repaired and wear it again!!  Anytime someone asked, you could relate Jerry's story, thus keeping this Heroes life in the fore front so others would know of him.  Just my opinion, but Thank You for sharing, very inspiring....6

  • LoriMorganCerepani

    I wore SFC Jerry Shriver's MIA bracelet for quite some time back in the day until it broke in half.  I've kept it all these years and I just came across it.  I always wondered about this man--what he looked like, what his personality was like, what kind of things he did in Vietnam, and most importantly whether he ever returned home.  Fortunately, we have the internet these days to help us learn things like this.  I so very much enjoyed reading about this American hero although it saddens me to learn that he never made it back.  I am so glad that I hung onto my bracelet all of these years.  In the years to come, though, it won't just be a bracelet with some stranger's name on it--I'll be able to look at it with a respect and thankful heart for Jerry's heroism!

  • Recon6

    ColleenSaal   My Gosh!!  This book you propose would be 'Priceless' !!  I can only add it is my fervent Hope you find the time, resources and opportunity to complete this daunting task!  He is a Hero and must not be forgotten, Please Charlie Mike....6